LifeScan OneTouch® products only covered products starting January 2016

At Independent Health we are committed to improving the care of diabetic patients and providing physicians with important information that supports efforts to provide appropriate, safe and cost-effective therapy.

Following a comprehensive review of the available blood glucose monitoring systems, test strips and supplies, Independent Health and its Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee have determined that LifeScan’s OneTouch® blood glucose meters and its test strips will be the preferred diabetic testing products for Independent Health commercial and Medicare members, effective January 1, 2016. (Self-funded plans have the option to make this change.)

Members currently using other brands of blood glucose meters will be able to order a OneTouch® Blood Glucose Meter at no charge. All other brands of test strips will require prior authorization.

Independent Health will cover only these meters as of 1/1/16 Independent Health will cover only these test strips as of 1/1/16 How members may obtain a
meter at no charge
OneTouch® Verio®
OneTouch® Verio® IQ
OneTouch® Verio® Sync
OneTouch® Ultra® 2
OneTouch® UltraMini®
OneTouch® Verio® Strips
OneTouch® Ultra® Strips

*Please note: Independent Health will cover up to 100 test strips per 30-day supply beginning 1/1/16.
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We will notify patients over the next few weeks regarding this change and appreciate your ongoing support as we strive to provide quality, affordable health care.

If you have any questions, please contact Provider Relations at (716) 631-3282, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.