As a follow up on my last post, it only gets worse!

Dexcom CAN NOT now sell me, via a cash purchase, the G5 transmitter, just because I have Medicare as my insurance!  I am forced to buy from Liberty Medical Supplies. 

  • Dexcom cash price: $599
  • Liberty cash price:  $759.20

IT COSTS ME $160.20 MORE to buy from Liberty Med, THE ONLY PLACE I CAN BUY THE TRANSMITTERS!

Something is VERY wrong here. 

My plan, I think, is to place my order with Liberty, in 2 weeks, as soon as they have the Medicare billing codes and just cross my fingers and hope that when they publish their criteria, I am covered. 

Maybe I’m just impatient.  Maybe I’m just angry that it has taken Medicare 13 years to change their view of CGM and cost me a lot of money out of pocket for what is now considered the gold standard of Type 1 diabetes care. 

Let’s hope it smooths out SOON!

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