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TRICARE expands access to CGMs 

June 20, 2022HME News Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The TRICARE pharmacy benefit now covers two brands of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs): the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 and the Dexcom G6. Previously, CGMs were only available as DME under the TRICARE medical benefit. They will also continue to be covered under the medical benefit. “This change in expanded coverage will improve access for patients to get the CGMs they need,” said Edward VonBerg, PharmD, chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Formulary Management...

Abbott, CGMs, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Dexcom, TRICARE

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Walgreens to offer Dexcom G6 to Medicare patients

November 7, 2019HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens is launching a new billing solution to allow Medicare beneficiaries who use the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring system to fill their prescription at any of its more than 9,200 retail locations. Currently, the devices are filled through DME suppliers, manufacturers or limited pharmacies. Walgreens is also working with other CGM manufacturers to incorporate their products into the new billing model. “Leveraging Walgreens nationwide footprint and our expertise...

Continuous Glucose Monitors, Dexcom G6, Diabetes, walgreens

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CMS changes course on CGM policy

June 12, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will allow Medicare beneficiaries to use smart phone technology with their continuous glucose monitors, it announced.The announcement reverses guidance issued in March 2017 in which the agency said beneficiaries could not use a non-DME device, such as a smart phone or tablet as the display device—in conflict with how many use their CGMs.“CMS heard from numerous stakeholders who shared their concerns that Medicare's CG coverage policy limited their use of CGMs in conjunction...

CGMs, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Dexcom G5, Diabetes, FreeStyle Libre

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The great CGM experiment

June 23, 2011Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

"This thing costs $1,000. Please don't drop it in the toilet. With those words of wisdom, I was ready to go. I had the opportunity in May to use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for a week. The CGM tracks blood glucose levels 24/7 to pinpoint potentially problematic patterns. Day 1 Being mindful of what I am doing, eating, drinking, dosing at all times. The numbers that the CGM tracks mean nothing if the diabetes educator has no idea what I was doing at the time. Right now, those numbers are...

Blood Glucose, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Diabetes, Insulin

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