I received the same letter, and it also said they were going to cover “DEXCOM CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM” instead. However, it doesn’t say which one and the CVS Caremark site also does not list any prices for that same nomenclature as of this writing. I’m researching what will be covered if anything, and which version.
They really could have avoided a lot of frustration in their customers by clearly stating the was/now costs on that letter. I can go on their site and clearly see the was cost. They can’t tell me they don’t know those numbers. I’ve already sent them a message saying as much and requesting clarification. I’ll post back if I find out anything.
In my trade off analysis, I found the DexCom G6 to be inferior to the Freestyle 14 day for various reasons. They just have better marketing. The only thing the G6 does better is it doesn’t need to be scanned. That is of almost no value to me since I can tell if I’m low or high by how I feel. The G6 sensor is bigger, 3.5x the cost, doesn’t last as long (10 days instead of 14), and is supposed to be placed in a much more intrusive location (abdomen instead of back of arm). That just doesn’t work for me. I suspect this move by CVS Caremark is a bet that most people will opt to just pay the retail price for the Freestyle 14 day sensor rather than go with the inferior product they are not covering. That saves them money.