Pure insanity - people on inusulin pumps could not used smartphone apps


People in Medicare who wanted a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to manage their diabetes will now be allowed to link it with their smartphone, allowing users to share data with caregivers and family members.

The reversal of a CMS ban on smartphone use with CGM for those who wanted Medicare reimbursement was one of the most head-scratching rules ever, and brought outcry from patient and clinician groups as well as the Government Accountability Office, which last summer cited the rule as an example of how CMS needed to do more to embrace technological advance in its durable medical equipment (DME) programs.