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.