Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fulfilled the Coalition’s pledge to spend $54 million subsidising continuous glucose monitoring [CGM] for eligible Australians with Type 1 diabetes.
INSULIN PUMP COSTS
In most circumstances, the cost of an insulin pump is covered by private hospital insurance, depending on the patient’s level of cover. Patients may also be eligible to access Medtronic’s Bridge the Gap program if they are serving out their health fund waiting period.
CGM is not currently covered by most private health insurance policies, in order to allow greater access to CGM technology, we currently offer your patients subscription plans.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items allow a range of existing specialist consultation items to be provided via video conferencing.
<a class="btn" medicare"="" style="line-height: 20.8px;" target="_self">A study was conducted in 2014 to assess the cost-effectiveness of sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy.