Dexcom sent out an update message on 07/14/17 about getting G5 supplies to those of use on Medicare. There are some items in process and in fact some users are having orders placed by Dexcom. This is also a test to see if CMS will actually pay for the product as Dexcom and the users have done “exactly” what CMS has mandated … at least for now.
I had another talk via phone today with a Dexcom staffer and if I use my Smartphone to monitor my G5 and thus allow my wife to also monitor with the Dexcom APP on her phone … CMS will NOT pay for ANY of the G5 system. Even IF I also carried a G5 receiver in conjunction with my Smartphone … that is a deal breaker and CMS will NOT cover the G5.
In fact the new kits being sent out for us on Medicare will not have Bluetooth enabled so there will NOT be any signal transmitted that can be used by our Smartphones. Only the G5 receiver can get the signal.
No … you can’t use “Share” either.
To get your data to Clarity you have to connect via cable to your PC and upload the data to Clarity. Once the data is located there it can be shared with your medical support team with the mechanism that Dexcom Clarity has in place.
It is just that ones medical team cannot see the “ad hoc” data as it won’t be transmitted to the Smartphone to then pop it into the Clarity Cloud.
Sort of like one step forward, but two steps backward.
Good news to some degree, but we’re also going backwards when technology is seriously moving forward.