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Blood glucose meters

Blood glucose meter program

Preferred test strips

Contour® products are the preferred brands of test strips for our 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. They 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 strips.

Blood glucose meter Contour® NEXT GEN meter Contour® NEXT EZ meter
Sample size (uL) 0.6 0.6
Test time (uL) 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 benefits manager at 1-888-678-7012

¹Limit one meter per person.

²Your health plan uses an independent company to provide pharmacy benefit management services.