Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida



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Diabetic Supply Coverage



BlueOptions (PPO)

  • Diabetic supplies including blood glucose monitors and test strips are a covered pharmacy benefit for BlueOptions members with the effective dates of 1/1/04 or later who have the BlueScript pharmacy benefit.
  • BlueOptions members with the BlueScript pharmacy benefit can obtain a glucose monitor at any participating BlueScript Pharmacy. In order to receive a monitor, diabetic members must present a valid prescription for a glucose monitor.
  • For more information, members should call the number on your member ID card.

BlueChoice (PPO)

  • Glucose meters, glucose test strips and lancets can be obtained from your durable medical equipment (DME) supplier. These services are typically subject to the calendar year deductible and applicable coinsurance amount. To locate a participating DME supplier in your area, please visit the Provider Directory.
  • For members who have pharmacy coverage with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, syringes and needles are covered when purchased in conjunction with insulin under the two pharmacy programs, BlueScript and MediScript. For specific information on coverage for these two programs, please call the toll-free customer service number located on your member ID card.
  • BlueChoice members can receive blood glucose monitors through Byram Healthcare. Call Byram Healthcare at 1-800-234-1779. (Byram Healthcare, a vendor, provides blood glucose monitors to members who are testing diabetics). Have your contract number ready (found on your member ID card) as well as reference #116560.
  • For more information, members should call the number on your member ID card.

BlueCare (HMO)

  • Glucose meters can be obtained by calling EMP at 1-800-225-6755.
  • Diabetes testing supplies (test strips and lancets) are a covered benefit and may be obtained by calling EMP at 1-800-225-6755.
  • For members who have pharmacy coverage with Health Options, syringes and needles are covered under the BlueCare pharmacy program endorsement when purchased in conjunction with insulin. Co-payments apply.
  • For more information, members should call the number on your member ID card.

BlueSelect

  • Diabetic supplies including blood glucose monitors and test strips are a covered pharmacy benefit for BlueSelect members.
  • BlueSelect members can obtain a glucose monitor at any participating BlueSelect Pharmacy. In order to receive a monitor, diabetic members must present a valid prescription for a glucose monitor.
  • For more information, members should call the number on your member ID card.


*Source: American Diabetes Association, 2002.

To determine if these programs are available to you, please call the number on your ID card.

Please note: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSF) reserves the right to discontinue or change this program at any time without notice. BCBSF does not endorse and is not responsible for the products, services or information provided by the vendors that are a part of the blood glucose monitor program. Please note that the privacy policy and practices of vendors are policies and practices over which Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has no control. Thus, before you release any personal information to vendors, whether in connection with inquiries about its products or services or otherwise, please be sure to review and become comfortable with its privacy policies and practices without notice.


 
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