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Intuity Medical’s POGO Automatic, the First and Only FDA-Cleared Automatic Blood Glucose Monitor, Now Covered by Medicare Part B

Intuity Medical: | PTV Healthcare CapitalIntuity Medical, Inc., a medical technology company committed to making it easier to live with diabetes, announced today that its POGO Automatic® Blood Glucose Monitoring (ABGM) system, featuring one-step testing, is now covered by Medicare Part B. This decision expands access to the innovative monitor for the 16.5 million seniors age 65 and up living with diabetes.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created two new coverage codes specifically for POGO Automatic, recognizing this new and significantly different technology compared to traditional blood glucose meters (BGMs). POGO Automatic features an all-in-one design that integrates testing supplies into a 10-test cartridge.

As the first and only FDA-cleared automatic blood glucose monitoring (ABGM) system on the market, POGO Automatic revolutionizes diabetes management by allowing people with diabetes (PWD) to easily test their glucose levels without disrupting their daily activities. Its one-step process automates the multiple-step glucose monitoring process associated with traditional BGMs, making it easier for many seniors to check their blood glucose.

Recognized by healthcare professionals for its user-friendly design which can improve testing compliance, POGO Automatic is endorsed as the ideal solution for many diabetes patients by Rosemarie Lajara, MD, an endocrinologist with Southern Endocrinology & Diabetes Associates, P.A. in Plano, Texas:

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