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Medicare Coverage for CGM

Medicare now provides coverage for therapeutic CGM systems (those approved for use in making diabetes treatment decisions). The Dexcom G5® CGM System is the first therapeutic CGM system covered as a Medicare benefit.

Reference our Medicare Checklist for eligibility.

Download the Medicare Receiver Setup pamphlet for instructions.

In 2017, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare made a milestone Ruling, establishing benefit coverage for “therapeutic” CGM—a designation applying only to those CGM systems approved for use in making diabetes treatment...


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