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Are continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) covered by Medicare?

Most people with diabetes are aware of the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). A CGM helps track and monitor trends in blood sugar patterns. Currently, CGM is not covered under Medicare. As a result, millions of seniors with diabetes continue to face unnecessary hospitalizations from hypoglycemia. The Medicare CGM Access Act of 2015 (H.R.1427 / S.804) is a bill that would ensure access to CGM for eligible Medicare patients and help seniors achieve better glucose control and fewer complications.

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