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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 Reflect®, OneTouch Verio Flex®, and OneTouch Utra Flex®, 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.

Blood glucose meter OneTouch Verio Reflect meter OneTouch Verio Flex meter OneTouch Ultra Flex meter
Sample size (uL) 0.4 0.4 1.0
Test time 5 seconds 5 seconds 5 seconds
Approved test sites Fingertip Fingertip Fingertip
Sample fill technique Right or left side End or tip End or tip
Calibration type No code required No code required Single code
Height of read-out (mm) 15 12 11.5
Downloadable software OneTouch Reveal® OneTouch Reveal® OneTouch Reveal®
Corresponding test strips OneTouch Verio test strips OneTouch Verio test strips OneTouch Ultra test strips

To order a free meter from LifeScan, you or your patient should contact the manufacturer directly by phoneor by filling out the request form online. You can call the LifeScan Service Center at 1-866-355-9962 or visit and use the 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.

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