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.
* The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our website for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.
† 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.
‡ Fingersticks are required if your glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol during the first 12 hours.
§ 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.
ǁ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app and the FreeStyle Libre 2 reader have similar but not identical features. Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see the Check Blood Glucose symbol and when your glucose alarms and readings from the system do not match symptoms or expectations.
¶ 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 2 system versus competitors’ CGM systems, assuming annual use of one receiver (or equivalent hardware) and quantity of transmitters and/or sensors according to use life. 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 prescription claims for commercially insured patients using the FreeStyle Libre 2 system. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients. The actual amount a patient pays may vary. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system requires a prescription.
†† Benefits for FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors apply to two FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors per month. Benefits for FreeStyle Libre 2 reader apply to one FreeStyle Libre 2 reader. Void where prohibited by law. Abbott may modify, rescind, or revoke these benefits at any time without notice. Offer available to commercially insured patients only. These benefits are not available to beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs. For Massachusetts residents, only those patients responsible for the full cost of the product may be eligible to receive these benefits. These benefits are only available at participating pharmacies, which are subject to change without notice. The actual amount a patient pays may vary. The FreeStyle Libre 2 system requires a prescription.
‡‡ Based on a comparison to Dexcom G6.
§§ or ♢ Eligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor for users with a compatible mobile phone operating system at $0 copay. The expiration date of the voucher is 60 days from the issue date. This program is available for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; it is not available for patients with gestational diabetes. Only patients ages 18 and older are eligible to sign up and receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor and patients ages 4-17 are eligible to receive an offer for the FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor through their parent or guardian. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Abbott may modify or rescind this offer at any time without notice. The discounts are not available to beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs or residents of Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and other US territories. The free FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor is provided as a sample and is limited to one NDC per eligible person. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor cannot be re-sold, traded nor submitted to any third-party payer for reimbursement and is not provided as any inducement for future purchases. The free sample card is not health insurance.
References: 1. 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. 2. Unger, Jeff, Pamela Kushner, and John E. Anderson. “Practical guidance for using the FreeStyle Libre flash continuous glucose monitoring in primary care.” Postgraduate Medicine 132, no. 4 (May 2020): 305-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2020.1744393. 3. Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care. 4. FreeStyle Libre 2 User's Manual. 5. Dexcom G6 CGM User Guide.
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.
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