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Second CGM receives Medicare approval

January 9, 2018HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. - The FreeStyle Libre System is the second continuous glucose monitoring system approved for Medicare coverage. The Abbott-manufactured system requires no user calibration, reading glucose levels via a sensor worn on the upper arm. Users simply wave a reader over the sensor to get a reading. CMS in early 2017 approved certain CGMs as DME as long as they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in place of a blood glucose monitor for making treatment decisions. The...

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CMS greenlights CGMs for coverage

January 17, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS classified “therapeutic” continuous glucose monitoring systems as durable medical equipment in a Jan. 12 ruling.CMS says CGMs are considered therapeutic and meet the definition of DME if:. They are approved by the FDA for use in place of a blood glucose monitor for making diabetes treatment decisions (for example, changes in diet and insulin dosage);. They are generally not useful to the individual in the absence of an illness or injury;. They are appropriate for use...

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