What's Wrong with This Picture? A Critical Review of Current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Coverage Criteria for Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Rodolfo J. Galindo, Christopher G. Parkin, Grazia Aleppo, Anders L. Carlson, Davida F. Kruger, Carol J. Levy, Guillermo E. Umpierrez, Janet B. McGill

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Abstract

Numerous studies have demonstrated the clinical value of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes populations. However, the eligibility criteria for CGM coverage required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ignore conclusive evidence that supports CGM use in various diabetes populations that are currently deemed ineligible. This article discusses the limitations and inconsistencies of the CMS eligibility criteria relative to current scientific evidence and proposes workable solutions to address this issue and improve the safety and care of all individuals with diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-660
Number of pages9
JournalDiabetes Technology and Therapeutics
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Insurance coverage
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

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