Blood glucose meter program
Preferred test strips
Contour® 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 Contour® and Contour Next®.
Prior authorization required
If your patient chooses a test strip other than Contour® or Contour Next®, 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
Contour blood glucose meters, including Contour® NEXT GEN and Contour® NEXT EZ, 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||Contour® NEXT GEN meter||Contour® NEXT EZ meter|
|Sample size (uL)||0.6||0.6|
|Test time||5 seconds||5 seconds|
|Approved test sites||Fingertip||Fingertip|
|Sample fill technique||End or tip||End or tip|
|Calibration type||No code required||No code required|
|Second-Chance® sampling||Up to 60 seconds||Up to 20 seconds|
|Downloadable software||Contour® Diabetes app||N/A|
|Corresponding test strips||Contour® NEXT test strips||Contour® NEXT test strips|
To order a free meter from Contour, you or your patient should contact the manufacturer directly by phone or take the attached flyer to your local pharmacy. You can call the Contour Service Center at 1-800-401-8440 and use ID Code CTR-XYZ for your free meter.¹
For more information
If you have questions about our preferred diabetic test strips and corresponding meters, please contact your pharmacy benefit manager at 1-888-678-7012.2
1 Limit one meter per person.
2 Your health plan uses an independent company to provide pharmacy benefit management services.