Big Changes! Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Loosen Requirements for Obtaining a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) During COVID-19

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Karena Yan and Kelly Close In-person visits, lab tests, and finger stick documentation are no longer required at present to get a CGM Editor’s note: This article was updated on May 21, 2020 to reflect that lab testing is still required for an insulin pump […]

$35 Insulin on Medicare Pilot: Is This the Beginning of Affordable Insulin for All?

On Tuesday, President Trump held a press conference announcing a new pilot program for seniors on Medicare that would cap the monthly co-payments of insulin to $35. The announcement was attended by senior executives of two main insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk, and staff from the American Diabetes Association, as well as the […]

Was Your Medicare Claim Rejected? Here’s How to Appeal

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Kara Miecznikowski and Eliza Skoler Learn how to appeal a Medicare claim rejection under traditional fee-for-service Medicare, a Medicare health plan, or Medicare prescription drug coverage A health insurance claim is a bill for your healthcare services, medications, or medical equipment that you think should […]

Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Expenses

Diabetes is an expensive disease. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), diabetes is the costliest disease in the United States. In 2017 alone, over $327 billion dollars was spent on people with diabetes and their needs, and that number has only increased since, as prevalence and incidence of the disease have […]

How Does Medicare Cover Diabetes in 2019?

By Danielle Kunkle In simple terms, diabetes is a condition that causes your blood to have high quantities of sugar. This happens because the natural insulin that your body produces is lacking in quantity or otherwise unable to turn the glucose into energy as it should. Diabetes can affect all age groups, but 25% of […]