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Re: [IP] CGMS Closer to being covered



Yahoo!

On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:22 AM, PHYLLIS ABRAM <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> > CMS Labels Continuous Glucose Monitors as Durable Medical Equipment
> > JDRF is pleased to share that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
> Services
> (CMS) decided today to recognize continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
> devices
> approved for use in making diabetes treatment decisions as durable medical
> equipment, a significant step toward making them eligible for coverage
> under
> Medicare. Todayb s decision lays a pathway toward extension of Medicare
> coverage for the devices that will bring the nation's largest insurer in
> line
> with the vast majority of the country's private payers. Although the
> significant benefits of CGM use have been known since 2008, CMS had
> previously
> refused to consider covering the devices under Medicare, saying they did
> not
> meet the statutory definitions of durable medical equipment or any other
> category the agency could cover. Todayb s decision removes that impediment.
> > JDRF wants to thank everyone who made today's decision possible,
> especially
> the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, our congressional champions
> and
> supporters, our allies, and the thousands of JDRF advocates who made their
> voices heard in Washington, D.C.
> >
> >
>
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