Blood glucose meter program
Preferred test strips
LifeScan® products are the preferred brands of test strips for the prescription drug programs. It offers your patients simple and accurate test strips and monitoring systems. The preferred test strips are OneTouch Verio® and OneTouch Ultra®.
Prior authorization required
If your patient chooses a test strip other than OneTouch Verio® or OneTouch Ultra®, you will need to complete a prior authorization form on your patient’s behalf. If the prior authorization is not approved, the non-preferred test strips will not be a covered pharmacy benefit for your patient. He or she will be responsible for the entire cost of the test strips. If the request for the non-preferred test strips is approved, your patient will be charged the highest level of cost-sharing.
Free blood glucose meters
LifeScan® blood glucose meters, including OneTouch Verio Flex® and OneTouch Verio®, are available at no cost to our members. Below is a comparison chart of important features of the blood glucose meters and corresponding test strip.
|OneTouch Verio Flex® meter||OneTouch Verio® meter|
|Sample size (uL)||0.4||0.4|
|Test time||5 seconds||5 seconds|
|Approved test sites||Fingertip||Fingertip|
|Sample fill technique||End or Tip||Right or Left side fill|
|Calibration type||No coding||No coding|
|Height of read-out (mm)||15||12|
|Downloadable Software||OneTouch Reveal®||OneTouch Reveal®|
|Corresponding test strips||OneTouch Verio® test strips||OneTouch Verio® test strips|
To order a free meter from LifeScan®, you or your patient should contact the manufacturer directly by phone. You can call the LifeScan® Service Center at 1-866-355-9962 and use order code: 594PRX100.
For more information
If you have questions about our preferred diabetic test strips and corresponding meters, please contact FutureScripts® at 1-888-678-7012.1
1 FutureScripts is an independent company and serves as Independence Blue Cross’ pharmacy benefits manager.