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One Man’s Odyssey: The Maddening Quest for a Libre
February 23, 2018
Acclaimed author James S. Hirsch on his encounter with a broken healthcare system while trying to obtain FreeStyle Libre for his teenage son
Insulet’s Omnipod Now Eligible for Medicare Coverage
January 9, 2018
Omnipod will be available in pharmacies and covered under Medicare Part D. Coverage is expected to officially start next January, though formulary exceptions are...
Medicare Now Covers Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre CGM
January 4, 2018
Available to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. Another continuous glucose sensor option for people over 65 is now covered, in addition...
Why Medicare Doesn’t Cover All CGM (and How You Can Help Change That)
December 4, 2017
How one court ruling may reverse Medicare’s policy denying coverage of most CGMs
Making the Switch to Medicare with Diabetes
October 2, 2017
From enrolling in the four types of plans to what they cover, everything you need to know when making the switch to Medicare with diabetes
10 Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Care
August 28, 2017
How to get cheaper drugs, find discount programs, get free care in clinical trials, and more
Diabetes at Work: Your Rights and Benefits
July 27, 2017
Breaking down employer-based health insurance, employee health benefits, and employee rights for people with diabetes
When Insurance Gets Turned Down: Appeals Explained
May 31, 2017
The appeals process for private insurance in the US demystified: why claims are denied, how to submit an internal appeal, how to file for an external review, feedback...
Now Available: Medicare Reimbursement for Dexcom G5 CGM
April 10, 2017
People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy can qualify. A major win for the diabetes community following years of patient advocacy!
How to Get More Strips on a Budget
February 27, 2017
Cash-pay strips with good accuracy and co-pay programs to save money
Up to 51% Off Lilly Insulin Through Blink Health
January 30, 2017
Lilly announces new program, in partnership with Express Scripts, to provide insulin directly to people with diabetes and high out of pocket drug expenses
CMS Announces Critical First Step Toward Medicare Coverage of CGM
January 13, 2017
CGMs with an insulin-dosing claim, like Dexcom’s G5, finally have a path to Medicare reimbursement; possible coverage in 2018 or earlier
The Step-by-Step Guide to Comparing Health Plans
November 25, 2016
What to look for when comparing plans in the healthcare.gov insurance marketplace
How Can I Pay for Diabetes Medications and Care?
October 31, 2016
A run-down on insurance and other payment assistance programs for medical services and prescription medicines
Have You Been Denied Medicare Coverage for CGM?
August 30, 2016
TCOYD’s CGM Medicare Appeals Assistance Program may be able to help!
The Health Insurance Landscape in the 21st Century: How Does Policy Affect People with Diabetes?
June 29, 2016
Understanding the UnitedHealthcare/Medtronic partnership in the context of the Affordable Care Act.
UnitedHealthcare Chooses Medtronic as Preferred Insulin Pump Provider, Starting July 1
May 3, 2016
What to do if you have United insurance.
ADA Partners with NFL Players for “Team Tackle” Initiative, Raising Conversation Around Diabetes
April 22, 2016
How sports can be a platform to tackle diabetes awareness and stigma.
Making Sense of Buying Health Insurance On HealthCare.gov
November 16, 2015
Enrollment period now open until January 31 – our guide to navigating the complex world of health insurance.
Over 50% of Congressional Diabetes Caucus Members Still Haven’t Sponsored the Medicare CGM Access Act
November 3, 2015
What efforts are currently being done to support CGM access?