Re: [IP] Insurance Coverage for CGMS
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Insurance Coverage for CGMS
- From: Denise <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:34:47 -0600
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I had a little episode about a week ago where I did not notice that my
BG was dropping until I looked at my Dexcom and saw that it was falling
fast and had already dropped a great deal. By the time I got out to the
kitchen and tested, I was very shaky (49). So it seems to me that the
CGM noticed that I was low before I did! Insurance companies will have
to wake up...
On 11/28/2011 12:59 PM, Susan Lane wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> BC/BS has added coverage for CGM to their Medicare Advantage plans. MVP
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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