Abbott nabs CMS reimbursement for FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor

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Abbott logoAbbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that its FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor is now available to Medicare patients, after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services determined that the device can be classified as a therapeutic CGM.

The FreeStyle Libre is designed to read glucose levels through a sensor worn on the back of a person’s upper arm for up to 10 days. Abbott touted that its device is the only CGM covered by Medicare that doesn’t require user calibration.

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