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Arriva Medical appeals revocation

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12/29/2016

WALTHAM, Mass. – The parent company of Arriva Medical, a contract supplier under Medicare’s national mail-order program for diabetes testing supplies, has filed an appeal with the administrative law judge seeking to reinstate its billing status.

FDA expands approval for CGM system

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12/23/2016

SAN DIEGO – Dexcom has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the G5 mobile continuous glucose monitoring system.

Bain Capital acquires Epic Health Services

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12/20/2016

DALLAS – Epic Health Services has agreed to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity, it announced Dec. 19.

BioScrip restructures credit

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12/14/2016

DENVER – BioScrip has announced a plan to increase its liquidity.

Cures Act imposes ASP model for infusion drugs

In bad-good scenario, bill will also finally pave way to reimbursement for services
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12/09/2016

WASHINGTON – While the broader HME industry is cheering the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, home infusion is facing reimbursement cuts—effective almost immediately.

Coloplast deal signals larger trend

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12/09/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast’s willingness to pay an eye-popping $160 million for Comfort Medical points to the attractiveness of the disposable medical supplies market, say analysts.

OIG: Two brands dominate mail-order market for diabetes supplies

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12/07/2016

WASHINGTON – Two brands of test strips account for half of the Medicare mail-order market for diabetes supplies, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Coloplast to buy Comfort Medical for $160M

Views deal as ‘additional building block in U.S. strategy’
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11/30/2016

MINNEAPOLIS – Coloplast, which has its U.S. headquarters here but is based in Denmark, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Coral Springs, Fla.-based Comfort Medical for $160 million in cash, the company announced Nov. 30.

Vents: More legislative activity to come

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11/29/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – If two major manufacturers have their way, there will be other ventilator-related bills introduced in Congress.

Senators introduce bill to preserve access to diabetes supplies

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11/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Sens. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Mark Warner, D-Va., have introduced a bill that they believe would help ensure that all Medicare beneficiaries have access to their preferred brand of diabetes test strips.

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