Tips to streamline workflow and increase likelihood of coverage for CGM
As noted in the recent FPM article “Implementing Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Clinical Practice,” continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) brings a wealth of previously unattainable data to diabetes management and, with it, some new measures of glycemia. But coverage and reimbursement can pose a challenge, as is often the case with newer products and services. Following a few simple tips can give you broader insights into glycemia for you and your patients, increase the likelihood that CGM will be authorized for your patients, and hopefully decrease the time it takes you and your staff to seek and obtain such authorization and to digest this wealth of data. When it comes to billing for CGM services you provide — such as training the patient, setting up the system, and later interpreting the results — a few tips can help streamline your process and ensure reimbursement for your services.