Step 1: Prescribe two FreeStyle Libre 3 or FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors [28-day supply, filled monthly; sensor refills: PRN or 12 additional refills (1-year supply)]
Step 2: Have your patient download the corresponding FreeStyle Libre systems app†‡
If your commercially insured patients are asked to pay >$75 for two sensors or have questions about coverage and costs, please have patients call 844-330-5535.
Commercially insured and cash-pay patients can fill their Rx at participating pharmacies§ with their choice of either the FreeStyle Libre 3 or FreeStyle Libre 2 systems.
The FreeStyle Libre systems apps†‡, sensors, and readers cannot be used interchangeably across the family of products.
Most commercially insured patients save over 50% every month for their FreeStyle Libre 3 or 2 sensorsII1 with an approved prior authorization.
Medicare and Medicaid patients managing diabetes with insulin are now eligible for coverage¶2 for the FreeStyle Libre 3 and FreeStyle Libre 2 systems.
Here’s how to get them started:
Step 1: To see if your patient is covered under Medicare Fee-for-Service or Medicare Advantage, refer to the CMS Continuous Glucose Monitors coverage criteria¶2. For Medicaid coverage, please see your state's coverage criteria.
Step 3: For Medicare patients, complete a Standard Written Order Form
Step 4: Explain to your patient they should expect a call from the DME for any additional information, if needed. Once approved, the product will be shipped to your patient’s home.
For questions regarding Medicare Fee-for-Service coverage, please visit www.medicare.gov
To be eligible for Medicare coverage, the prescription must include both the reader and sensors, and the reader must be used on some days every month.
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Medicare coverage is available for FreeStyle Libre systems if their respective readers are used to review glucose data on some days every month. Medicare and other third-party payor criteria apply.
Abbott provides this information as a courtesy, it is subject to change and interpretation. The customer is ultimately responsible for determining the appropriate codes, coverage, and payment policies for individual patients. Abbott does not guarantee third party coverage or payment for our products or reimburse customers for claims that are denied by third party payors.
* Based on a comparison of list prices of the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM systems versus competitors’ CGM systems, assuming annual use of one receiver (or equivalent hardware) and quantity of transmitters and/or sensors according to use life. The actual cost to patients may or may not be lower than other CGM systems, depending on the amount covered by insurance, if any.
† The FreeStyle Libre 3 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app.
‡ The FreeStyle Libre 2 app is only compatible with certain mobile devices and operating systems. Please check our compatibility guide for more information about device compatibility before using the app. Use of the FreeStyle Libre 2 app requires registration with LibreView.
§ Participating pharmacies are subject to change without notice. Product availability may vary by retailer.
ǁ Based on prescription claims for commercially insured patients starting on the FreeStyle Libre personal CGM system compared to competitor CGMs. Does not include Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and other federal or state healthcare program patients.
¶ Patients must meet Medicare eligibility coverage criteria.
# DMEs are subject to change without notice.
** No prior authorization needed at participating pharmacies. This applies to commercially insured patients. This does not apply to beneficiaries of Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs. Participating pharmacies are subject to change without notice.
†† Eligible patients will receive one (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor for users with a compatible mobile phone operating system at $0 copay. The expiration date of the voucher is 60 days from the issue date. This program is available for patients with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes. Patients ages 18 and older are eligible to sign up and receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor. Patients ages 4-17 are eligible to receive an offer for the (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor through their parent or guardian. This offer is void where prohibited by law. Abbott may modify or rescind this offer at any time without notice. The discounts are not available to beneficiaries of Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Medicaid or other federal or state healthcare programs, residents of Massachusetts, or US territories (other than Puerto Rico). The free (1) FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or (1) FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is provided as a sample and is limited to one sample per eligible person per product identification number. The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor or FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor cannot be re-sold, traded nor submitted to any third-party payer for reimbursement and is not provided as any inducement for future purchases. The free sample card is not health insurance.
References: 1. Data on File. Abbott Diabetes Care. 2. Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L33822, Glucose Monitors, https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/view/lcd.aspx?LCDId=33822.
Important Safety Information
FreeStyle Libre 14 day system: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 14 day system as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855-632-8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.
FreeStyle Libre 2 and FreeStyle Libre 3 systems: Failure to use FreeStyle Libre 2 or FreeStyle Libre 3 systems as instructed in labeling may result in missing a severe low or high glucose event and/or making a treatment decision, resulting in injury. If glucose alarms and readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a fingerstick value from a blood glucose meter for treatment decisions. Seek medical attention when appropriate or contact Abbott at 855‑632‑8658 or FreeStyleLibre.us for safety info.
FreeStyle Libre Pro: The FreeStyle Libre Pro Flash Glucose Monitoring System is a professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device indicated for detecting trends and tracking patterns and glucose level excursions above or below the desired range, facilitating therapy adjustments in persons (age 18 and older) with diabetes. The system is intended for use by health care professionals and requires a prescription.
IMPORTANT: The device may inaccurately indicate hypoglycemia. The results of the clinical study conducted for this device showed that 40% of the time when the device indicated that user sensor glucose values were at or below 60 mg/dL, user glucose values were actually in the range of 81-160 mg/dL. Therefore, interpretation of the FreeStyle Libre Pro Flash Glucose Monitoring System readings should only be based on the trends and patterns analyzed through time using the reports available per the intended use.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Remove the Sensor before MRI, CT scan, X-ray, or diathermy treatment.
WARNINGS/LIMITATIONS: The FreeStyle Libre Pro System does not provide real-time results and patients should adhere to their blood glucose monitoring routine while using the system. If a sensor breaks, contact physician and call Customer Service. Patients with high levels of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) or salicylic acid (used in Aspirin) or severe dehydration or excessive water loss may experience inaccurate results with this system. The FreeStyle Libre Pro System is not approved for pregnant women, persons on dialysis, or recommended for critically-ill population. Sensor placement is not approved for sites other than the back of the arm and standard precautions for transmission of blood borne pathogens should be taken. Review all product information before use or contact Abbott Toll Free (855-632-5297) (or visit provider.myfreestyle.com) for detailed indications for use and safety information.
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