Insurance Covered CGM Is Allowing Patients to Obtain a Continuous Glucose Monitor Through Insurance
Insurance Covered CGM, a MedSource LLC company, is pleased to announce that they are ready to assist people in procuring a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) through insurance. They have at present made available two the best CGM products in the market, which are the: Dexcom 6 and Freestyle Libre 2. A CGM is a compact medical system that is used for the purpose of continuously monitoring a patient’s glucose levels in more or less real time. It will usually provide readings every five minutes.
To use a CGM, a patient will have to insert a small sensor onto his or her arm or abdomen a tiny plastic tube, which is called a cannula, and this will penetrate the upper layer of the skin. This arrangement will result in interstitial fluid flowing through the cannula and it is this liquid that is tested by the CGM machine to provide the glucose readings every five minutes throughout the day and night. The sensors will have to be replaced every seven to 14 days. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor is FDA-approved for wearing on the upper arm, while the Dexcom G6 sensor can be worn on the upper arm, upper buttocks, or abdomen. An important advantage of the CGM is that it does not require the use of painful fingersticks. Instead, the receiver, reader or a smart device must be nearby for the CGM to work. CGMs automatically gather and share glucose data for the patient and can even predict the potential occurrence of dangerous highs or lows so that patients are able to remain within their target range.
For patients to procure a CGM through insurance, they will need to accomplish a Qualify Through Insurance online form. Insurance Covered CGM will verify the coverage and then submit all of the required documents on behalf of the patient. Once the insurance company has approved the coverage of the CGM, they will then ship the CGM to the patient directly to the address indicated.
People who are recommended to use a CGM include: people with type 2 diabetes taking insulin via injections or pumps and/or have frequent episodes of very low glucose; people who have difficulties in recognizing the symptoms of low glucose (hypoglycemia unawareness); people with type 1 diabetes taking insulin via injections or pumps; people who would like to have more information or enhance their daily glucose numbers; and people who often have wide glucose fluctuations.
The CGM is useful in helping the patient to: recognize glucose trends so that the patient can better manage exercise, medication and eating; track glucose levels while the patient is sleeping; understand the importance of taking medication and the timing of medication; make it easier to manage Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes; alert the patient to highs and lows enable the patient to make changes quickly and avoid a more serious problem.
At the present time, out of pocket costs for a CGM and sensors are around $3,800 every year when there is no insurance coverage. But Insurance Covered CGM has the goal of making the CGM more affordable for the patient by having it covered by insurance. And it should be pointed out that both the FreeStyle Libre 2 and Dexcom G6 are covered by Medicare and TRICARE for those who qualify with a prescription.
MedSource LLC, the parent firm of Insurance Covered CGM, was founded with the mission of making available quality medical products and services that can be helpful for patients in getting the best positive results and improving their quality of life. They have sought to do this by providing the best possible patient care, excellent service and support, and a wide range of expertise. They strive to make it easy and simply for patients to obtain the home medical products and services that they need through insurance.
People who would like to know more about Insurance Covered CGM can visit their website or contact them on the telephone.
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