Since 2014, Parrish Law Offices has been representing beneficiaries seeking Medicare coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). Many Medicare beneficiaries had their claims for CGM coverage denied because Medicare claimed that CGMs were not durable medical equipment (DME). These denials forced many Medicare beneficiaries to either forego this life-saving technology or pay for it themselves while navigating […]

Our firm represents many Medicare beneficiaries seeking access to medical treatments and technologies. This year we are honored to be recognized by the American Bar Association for our work. The ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service works to ensure access to justice through the expansion and enhancement of the delivery of legal […]

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC concerning venue in patent litigation. As with most arguments at the Supreme Court, the arguments themselves are merely a window into what the Court is interested in and are not a reliable guide as to how the Court will […]

On March 27, 2017, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC.  The case concerns venue for patent litigation and has the potential to be one of the most significant procedural cases related to patents of the last twenty years. By way of background, prior to the late […]

On January 12, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a Ruling declaring continuous glucose monitors that can be used without confirmatory fingersticks to be durable medical equipment covered under the Medicare benefit. See https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Rulings/Downloads/CMS1682R.pdf. Effective immediately, Medicare beneficiaries seeking coverage of their CGM should ensure they have a prescription for the Dexcom […]

In December 2014, a Medicare beneficiary suffering from Type 1 diabetes filed a challenge against a Medicare policy asserting a continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) is precautionary and therefore not covered by Medicare. The policy had been used to deny Medicare coverage of CGM for numerous Medicare beneficiaries despite the national and international recognition that CGM […]

In December 2014, a challenge was filed against the statement in a Medicare Article that asserts a continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) is “precautionary” for individuals suffering from diabetes.  On September 11, 2015, the Civil Remedies Division Administrative Law Judge ruled that the administrative record was insufficient to support the validity of the Local Coverage Determination/Local […]

A Type1 diabetic Medicare beneficiary challenged Medicare contractor NHIC’s practice of denying claims for her continuous glucose monitor (“CGM”) and supplies. NHIC has denied covering CGM and supplies asserting that they are “precautionary.” The Medicare contractor first tried to argue that the judge had no jurisdiction to consider the challenge.   The judge, a member of […]

On May 26, 2015, the District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin ruled that the Secretary of Health and Human Services cannot deny coverage of a continuous glucose monitor based on a statement in an Article that such monitors are “precautionary.” The case reflects the arduous path that Type 1 diabetic Medicare beneficiaries endure […]

Parrish Law Offices moved into its new space at 788 Washington Road in the designated historical district of  Mt. Lebanon.  The Spanish Mission style building was the former site of the Mt. Lebanon parking authority.  The renovation restored the large windows of the original structure creating a bright open spaces.  The new office is in […]