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Re: [IP] Insurance Coverage for CGMS

Jerry, I agree with you about CGM's.  I am not quite in the Medicare age
bracket, yet, but I could not be without my Dexcom.  I hope that by the
time I reach retirement age this issue will be resolved.  I can barely
afford it with insurance, it would be murder to have to pay out of pocket.

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Jerry Smith <email @ redacted>wrote:

> Postings to diabetes cgms have dropped to almost nothing for the last
> month.
> Insulin-Pumpers has continued to produce a small digest almost every day.
> What's going on?  Is email obsolete?
> Let me try to get some responses.  How have sign ups for health care been
> going?  Many employers and Medicare have sign up periods at this time of
> year.  Has anybody had success in finding CGM coverage?  In my area
> Excellus
> BC/BS has added coverage for CGM to their Medicare Advantage plans.  MVP
> still
> continues to deny coverage.  Regular Medicare (Part B) and supplement
> plans do
> not cover CGM anywhere to the best of my knowledge.
> Has anybody had success in finding coverage for CGM?  I am hoping that in
> 2012
> CMS (Medicare) will realize that CGM offers cost effective and potentially
> life saving benefits for many people with hypoglycemic unawareness.  If
> Medicare would change its policy, then many health insurance companies
> would
> follow.
> I realize that this a boring topic.  However, it is better than nothing and
> may get a discussion started.
> Jerry Smith
> Rochester, NY
> .
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