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Stakeholders rev engine for comment period 

August 5, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – An Aug. 3 roundtable discussion hosted by the National Council on Disability set the stage for responding in large numbers to an upcoming 30-day public comment period on Medicare coverage for power seat elevation and power standing systems.  CMS has committed to opening the comment period in August, almost two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted its formal request to reconsider the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage...

Medicare coverage, National Council on Disability, Power seat elevation, Power standing systems

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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...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Diabetes, FreeStyle Libre, Medicare coverage

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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...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Diabetes, Medicare coverage, Technology

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