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Change in Preferred Diabetic Testing Supplies for Select Illinois Medicaid Members, Effective Jan. 1, 2019

Posted December 4, 2018

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, OneTouch® diabetic testing supply products will become preferred products for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) members with Blue Cross Community Health PlansSM (BCCHPSM) prescription drug coverage.

  • BCCHP members currently using other diabetic testing supply products will need to switch their blood glucose meters, test strips and lancets to the OneTouch products. Members currently using Bayer Contour® diabetic testing supply products will receive a letter about this change.
  • To minimize disruption in therapy, current members will continue to receive coverage for non-preferred products for 60 days post the effective date, which will be March 3, 2019. After March 3, 2019, members will only receive coverage for the preferred product. We encourage you to help transition your patient(s) to our preferred product during this time span. 
  • Please Note: All new BCCHP members will only receive coverage for OneTouch products starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Products Removed from Drug List Jan. 1, 2019

Alternative Product(s) Covered
Jan. 1, 2019

Bayer Contour Test Strips 25

OneTouch Verio Flex® System Kit

Bayer Contour Test Strips 50’s

OneTouch Ultra® Test Strips 25’s

Bayer Contour Test Strips 100’s

OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 50’s

Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 25’s

OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 100’s

Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 50’s

OneTouch Verio® Test Strips 25’s

Bayer Contour Next Test Strips 100’s

OneTouch Verio Test Strips 50’s

Bayer Breeze®2 Test Strips 30’s

OneTouch Verio Test Strips 100’s

Bayer Breeze 2 Test Strips 50’s

OneTouch Ultra®2 System

Bayer Breeze 2 Test Strips 100’s

OneTouch UltraMiniTM System Kit Silver MoonTM

Bayer Contour Meter Kit

OneTouch UltraMini System Kit Pink GlowTM

Bayer Contour Next Meter Kit

OneTouch UltraMini System Kit Blue CometTM

Bayer Contour Next Ez Meter Kit

OneTouch Verio IQ System Kit

Bayer Contour Next Link Meter Kit

OneTouch Verio System Kit

Bayer Contour Next One Meter Kit

 

Bayer Breeze 2 Meter Kit

 

Members and providers can call the Member Services number on the member’s ID card for any questions about this change.

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The above material is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own best medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the best course of treatment.