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jwags

Judges tell Medicare they must cover CGMS

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NoraWI

My insurer is not United Health Care but if this passes, I am sure that my health insurer will have to follow suit and fall in line. I am looking forward to having a CGM because they have become extremely reliable and useful in maintaining good BG control. I am in the process of getting a new Ping from Animas since my existing Ping has been out of warranty for the last year. I plan to question my sales rep about the present status of the CGM coverage. Thanks for the info.

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jwags

I am sure the government will still do whatever they can to deny access to this life saving device. I think you are right,mit would apply to all supplement plans. I wonder if it would be covered under Part B like meters.

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Hammer

I looked into getting a CGMS a few years ago, and I was told by my insurer that as a type 2 diabetic, in order to qualify for a CGMS, I had to have a C-Peptide of 0.8 or lower.  At that time, my C-Peptide was 2.0, so I didn't qualify.

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adiantum

posted this yesterday as it has me thinking the manufacturers are making  sleek handshakes

Australia is also facing an election & political promises have found $54million in their budget to subsidise up to 4,000 children & young people with a CGM.

Although, only if re-elected.

 

http://www.abc.net.a...hnology/7415318

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don1942

My United Healthcare Medicare supplemental insurance covers 80% of my CGM and supplies.j

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jwags

I was told the c-peptide had to be below .5 to qualify for a pump. I would think the same would apply for a CGMS. My c-peptide was 1.1 last fall.

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TheBigNewt

I'd be surprised if Medicare covered CGMs for Type 2 diabetics especially those on oral agents not insulin. That could get real expensive. Does it cover your test strips?

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jwags

I don't need a CGMS but Medicare does cover 4 strips a day for free for me. My Endo had to request an exemption frommthen1 per day since I have several diabetic complications which requires tighter bg control.

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