Note: This was my first month as a Medicare-covered Dexcom G5 user. This morning, October 1, I received an automated message from Dexcom asking how many unopened G5 sensors I had, how many unopened 50-strip containers, and how many unopened 100-lancet boxes I had.
I answered those questions, electronically signed them, and submitted them. Based on my answers, they will send me 1 sensor and one 50-strip container of test strips, and no lancets for the coming month. Note: I had extra G4/G5 sensors from my non-Medicare G4 90-day supply era … which is the reason that I only need one more for the coming month. (And I’m one of those folks who rarely changes lancets).
Note: It also has a qualifier about not using smart devices … which, for me, is no problems to sign because as a G4 user, I’ve never been used to using my phone for reading CGM data … so I can honestly say that I don’t intend to use my phone for CGM data.
Jimbo31, I don’t know why your wife didn’t receive this type of email from Dexcom … they must not have gotten it set up properly … but, for me, the automated process seems to work. And, yes, they are asking about supplies on hand before determining what to send out in compliance with Medicare rules.
Happy October, everyone!