Medicare Coverage Criteria for Diabetic Supplies (Glucometer, etc.)

The patient must meet all of the following basic criteria:

1)  The patient has diabetes which is being treated by a physician; and

2)  The glucose monitor and related accessories and supplies have been ordered by the physician who is treating the patient's diabetes; and

3)  The patient (or the patient's caregiver) has successfully completed training or is scheduled to begin training in the use of the monitor, test strips and lancing devices; and

4)  The patient (or the patient's caregiver) is capable of using the test results to assure the patient's appropriate glycemic control.

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