Medicare coverage is available for the FreeStyle Libre 2 system if a compatible smartphone is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader to review glucose data. Medicare and other third party payor criteria apply.
As a courtesy, Abbott provides the most up-to-date information available, but it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage or payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.
* Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre 2 system versus competitors’ CGM systems. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.
† Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre 14 day system versus competitors’ CGM systems. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.
‡ Data from this study was collected with the outside US version of Freestyle Libre 14 day system. Freestyle Libre 2 has the same features as Freestyle Libre 14 day system with optional, real-time glucose alarms. Therefore, the study data is applicable to both products.
§ Based on a comparison to Dexcom G6.
II Notifications will only be received when alarms are turned on and the sensor is within 20 feet unobstructed of the reading device. You must enable the appropriate settings on your smartphone to receive alarms and alerts, see the FreeStyle Libre 2 User’s Manual for more information.
¶ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.
# The FreeStyle LibreLink app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle LibreLink app requires registration with LibreView.
** Medicare coverage is available for FreeStyle Libre 14 day systems for cell phone use if FreeStyle LibreLink is used in conjunction with the FreeStyle Libre 14 day readers. Patients must meet Medicare eligibility coverage criteria LCD L33822 (July 2021). Local Coverage Article: Glucose Monitor Policy Article (A52464), July 2021.
References: 1. Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2. Haak, Thomas, et al. "Flash Glucose-Sensing Technology as a Replacement for Blood Glucose Monitoring for the Management of Insulin-treated Type 2 Diabetes: a Multicentre, Open-label Randomised Controlled Trial." Diabetes Therapy 8, no. 1 (February 2017): 55-73. https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s13300-016-0223-6. 3. Campbell, Fiona M., et al. "Outcomes of Using Flash Glucose Monitoring technology by Children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes in a Single Arm Study." Pediatric Diabetes 19, no. 7 (November 2018): 1294-1301. Supplemental data accessed Dec 2020 from: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/downloadSupplement?doi=10.1111%2Fpedi.12735&file=pedi12735-sup-0001-AppendixS1.doc. 4. FreeStyle Libre 2 User’s Manual.
5. FreeStyle Libre 14 day User’s Manual. 6. Alva, Shridhara. "FreeStyle Libre 2 - A New iCGM Device." (2020). Accessed Dec 2020 from: https://www.danatech.org/media/okfhq1gu/adc-23842v3-revised-august-3-2020.pdf. 7. Dexcom G6 CGM User Guide.
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