I just got a call from Dexcom asking for additional information so they could process my Dexcom starter pack. Yes, even though I am on a G5, per Medicare they will be sending the whole package (transmitters, receiver, sensors, Contour Next One blood glucose meter and strips). The way this will work is Medicare will cover the first 80% and I'll need to submit to my supplemental BCBS for the remainder. That last is a hassle but, according to BCBS, it should be covered. Nobody can promise of course.
We spoke some about the whole smart device thing. She said she hasn't heard a thing about Dexcom throttling the technology but instead they are warning everyone that Medicare will be monitoring or at least has access to the user's Dexcom data. Yep. And if you use an app it will clearly show and your CGM benefits will be discontinued. I asked her when I should stop using my iPhone / Watch and she said when I get the Medicare supplies. I think I'm going to not wait and remove the app sooner than that.
I asked when I should expect the supplies to arrive and the estimate was 1-2 weeks. I had to send her a PDF of my insurance information and a signed copy of an Assignment of Benefits Authorization. They already have my doctor's order on file.
I hope this blow-by-blow isn't tedious but I expect there are a number of us in the same boat - wondering how this will go. The part that most pleased me about this step was how Dexcom called me. Wow. Such a nice change of pace.