March 23 was Diabetes Alert Day – Information You Can Use

With my goofy travel schedule I missed publishing this but the information is still relevant.

March 23rd was Diabetes Alert Day and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is promoting increased awareness of the diabetes-related preventive services covered by Medicare.

Medicare provides coverage of the following diabetes-related services for qualified Medicare beneficiaries:

åá Diabetes screening tests,

åá Diabetes self-management training (DSMT),

åá Medical nutrition therapy (MNT),

åá Glaucoma screening (e.g. dilated eye exam with an intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement), and

åá Diabetes supplies (e.g. glucose monitoring equipment and therapeutic shoes) and other services (e.g. foot care).

For more information, visit this site.