Tuesday’s Piece: Medicare Update for CGM

I am beyond thrilled that Medicare has removed the requirement of testing glucose four times daily for Medicare beneficiaries to qualify for CGM. This requirement has been a burden for many and created a barrier for access to CGM. Medicare will continue at this time to require Medicare beneficiaries to be on a basal bolus insulin regimen to qualify for CGM. Additionally, a c-peptide and fasting glucose level is often required prior to approval of CGM. Please click on link below to learn more from my dear colleague, Kate Thomas with ADCES, regarding this important update in Medicare requirements for CGM.

https://www.diabeteseducator.org/news/perspectives/aade-blog-details/adces-perspectives-on-diabetes-care/2021/06/14/medicare-updates-cgm-benefit

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