Continuous glucose monitors now available as a TRICARE pharmacy benefit

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Valley News - Health
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – The Defense Health Agency Tuesday, June 21, announced two continuous glucose monitors, the Abbott FreeStyle Libre 2 and the Dexcom G6, are now covered under the TRICARE Pharmacy Program retroactive to April 20.As a pharmacy benefit, continuous glucose monitors will be available through TRICARE retail network pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. Previously, continuous glucose monitors were only available as durable medical equipment under the medical benefit and will continue to be covered as a durable medical equipment medical benefit.“This change in expanded benefit coverage will improve access for patients to get the CGMs they need,” Edward VonBerg, chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Formulary Management Branch, said. “We aim to
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