Continuing the discussion from G6 transmitter:
@MM1’s comment in the G6 transmitter thread made me realize that the Dexcom G7 will not likely be covered under Medicare Part B due to its loss of a durable component.
Yikes! I currently receive my Dexcom G6 supplies (sensors + transmitters) as covered by Medicare Part B (traditional, not Advantage Medicare). Since I also have a supplemental policy, I enjoy zero dollar out-of-pocket expense. It looks like that fortunate reality is about to change.
If your logic about the loss of DME coverage (makes sense to me) holds, it looks like I might lose all coverage of Dexcom CGMs beginning with the G7 version. The Dexcom G6 line should survive for some time after the G7 is introduced but the G7 design with an integrated throw-away transmitter seems to be the way of the future.
The Medicare Part D Rx coverage I hold does not cover CGMs. It’s possible I could shop for and find Dexcom Rx Medicare coverage but I doubt it.
I guess that means that I need to bolster my G6 supply by restarting sensors.
Anyone else surprised by this?