Re: [IP] Senate 2689: Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014
That is good news. Also a Lady doctor from Jocelyn Clinic wrote an excellent
description of the CGM explaining what it is, how it works, and it's many
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> On Jul 31, 2014, at 12:27 PM, "Jerry Smith"
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> Good News! Senators Susan Collins (R-NH) and Jean Shaheen (D-NH) have
> introduced S. 2689, the "Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014." This bill has also
> received support from JDRF. Finally!
> The Senate bill is very similar to H.R. 3710; the "Medicare CGM Coverage Act"
> introduced in December, 2013 by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) from the 1st
> District and has many co-sponsors. No hearings have been held and passage
> will not happen anytime soon.
> There are two ways you can help make Medicare CGM coverage become a reality:
> 1. Write, email, or visit your senator. Let him or her know how important
> this legislation is to you as a diabetic subject to complications of severe
> hypoglycemia. These include cognitive impairment, coma, seizures, and
> untimely death. This legislation is also very cost effective because it helps
> prevent costly emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
> 2. Sign the JDRF petition asking CMS to change the current Medicare
> regulations that deny coverage because CGM is considered precautionary. If
> CMS would take sound corrective action, legislation would not be necessary.
> Unfortunately, this legislation is necessary because CMS regulators have
> ignored numerous studies and common sense in refusing to change the current
> Jerry Smith
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