MedPage Today October 28, 2020
— Would allow all continuous glucose monitors to be classified as durable medical equipment
WASHINGTON — Advocates for patients with diabetes are applauding a proposed rule announced Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would expand coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).
“We appreciate CMS’ recognition that many of the rules limiting access for patients to CGMs are without clinical merit and limit access for patients who need them, especially lower-income Americans,” Laura Friedman, vice president for payment policy at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in Arlington, Virginia, said in a statement. “We are eager to continue to work with CMS to bring down barriers to technology access, particularly for people with diabetes who have no...