Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) offers many benefits to ease the burden of living with diabetes and to improve type 1 and 2 disease management. Medicare members, we are here and ready to make it easy for you to obtain CGMs and all the diabetes supplies you need. Healthy Living specializes in diabetes, and our experienced team is well-prepared to serve you.
Two CGM Systems Available to Medicare Members
Abbott FreeStyle Libre:
Blood glucose monitoring with minimal fingersticks, using a small glucose sensor worn under the skin and connected to a circular patch, slightly larger than a quarter.
Worn on the upper arm with 14-day wear time, allowing user to view blood glucose levels with the swipe of a hand-held reader.
More effective disease management and better treatment decisions.
Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM:
Integrates directly with many iOS and Android devices or the Dexcom G5 Mobile Receiver via Bluetooth technology.
Provides real-time glucose readings and trends to make better treatment decisions throughout the day.
Requires minimal fingersticks (two per day).
Offers customizable Dexcom audio alerts with mute and vibrate options through the mobile app.
Securely shares data for care team access.
Your Next Steps
Enroll with us using your preferred contact method.
We have three different ways of helping you — choose the one that is easiest for you!
1. Call 866.779.8512.
2. Text “Medicare CGM” to 248.577.9903.
3. Fill out the form below.
A Healthy Living CGM Team Member will work with you and your doctor to obtain the additional documentation required. If you prefer, you can also download the Healthy Living enrollment form and take it with you to your doctor’s office to get started.
Double check that you qualify for enrollment as a Medicare patient by calling 866.779.8512, texting “Medicare CGM” to 248.577.9903, or using the checklist below.
Checklist of Medicare Coverage Criteria for CGM
All of the following coverage criteria must be satisfied to qualify for Medicare coverage of Therapeutic CGMs and related supplies. Read the list and check off what applies to you.
The Medicare member has diabetes mellitus. ✓
The member has been using a blood glucose monitor to test 4 or more times a day. ✓
The member uses insulin with 3 or more multiple daily injections or is on a insulin pump. ✓
The member’s insulin treatment regimen requires frequent adjustments by the member on the basis of blood glucose monitor readings or CGM results. ✓
Within the past 6 months prior to ordering the CGM, the treating practitioner has had an in-person visit the with member to evaluate their diabetes control and determined that criteria 1-4 above are met. ✓
Every 6 months following the initial prescription of the CGM, the treating practitioner has an in-person visit with the beneficiary to assess adherence to their CGM regimen and diabetes treatment plan. ✓