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Diabetic Testing Supplies


Blood glucose testing supplies and insulin needles are now billed at the pharmacy point of sale (POS) system.

Effective January 1, 2020, Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) will be available at pharmacies and billed through the pharmacy POS system. There will be a grace period from January 1st, 2020 to February 29, 2020 to help transition members. At that time, all CGM supplies will need to be dispensed from a contracted pharmacy provider.

Preferred blood glucose testing supplies and CGM products can be found below.


Claims for the preferred blood glucose testing supplies and CGM will not count against the members monthly script limit. These products will also be available with no copay.

Supplies for insulin pumps will continue to be billed through the DME process.

Claims for Medicaid/Medicare dual eligible members are not affected by this changes and should continue to be submitted to Medicare Part B.

All claims submitted will need to use the product NDC and quantity/day supply requested. (50 strips = quantity or 50).

For pharmacy providers that also have a DME provider number, please ensure that you are submitting the claim using the pharmacy provider ID. Claims for these products billed using the DME provider number will be denied.

For blood glucose testing supplies and insulin syringes:
An automated prior authorization process will look for insulin and/or oral diabetic medications in the member’s claims history. For pregnant members, it will look for a diagnosis of gestational diabetes. If the medication or diagnosis is not found in claims history or if the quantity submitted exceeds the maximum allowed, the claim will deny for prior authorization. The prior authorization form can be found on the OHCA website at (PHARM-35). 

If you have new orders for insulin or oral medications and supplies, submit the medication claims first, then submit the claim for the supplies. 

For Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM):
The CGM systems will require prior authorization (PA). The prior authorization form can be found on the OHCA website at (PHARM-139). The following coverage criteria will apply:

Initial Request
  • Members with a medically documented diagnosis of diabetes mellitus mellitus meeting the criteria of American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes; AND
  • The member is insulin treated; OR
  • Additional SoonerCare members may be approved for CGM use based on the following:
    •  The member is 20 years of age or under and has problematic hypoglycemia with documentation of at least one of the criteria below:
      • Recurrent of two (2) or more Level 2 events [glucose <54 mg/dL (3.0mmol/L) hypoglycemic] that persist despite multiple attempts to adjust medication(s) and/or modify the diabetes treatment plan; OR
      • A History of one (1) Level 3 event characterized by altered mental and/or physical status requiring third-party assistance for treatment of hypoglycemia; AND
      • Within six (6) months prior to ordering the CGM, the treating practitioner has an in-person or telehealth visit with the member and/or family to evaluate their diabetes control and determined that criteria above are met; AND
      • Member and/or family member has participated in age appropriate diabetes education, training, and support prior to beginning CGM.

All requests

  • Age appropriate CGM system based on FDA approval of the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system
    • Children ages 2 and up will be approved for the Dexcom®
    • Children ages 4 and up will be approved for Freestyle Libre®
  • Approvals will be for 1 year duration.



  • Member must be seen at least every six (6) months following the initial prescription of the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), by the CGM prescriber to assess adherence to their CGM regimen and diabetes treatment plan; AND
  • Member must receive ongoing instruction and regular evaluation of technique, results, and their ability to use data from self-monitoring of blood glucose to adjust therapy; AND
  • CGM must be used as close to daily as possible for maximal benefit. Documentation (i.e. trend graphs or CGM reports) must be in the member’s prescriber records demonstrating member’s daily use of the CGM; AND
  • Member must continue to meet initial criteria above in order to be approved for continued use of CGM.

If you have questions about this information or need assistance with a claim, please call the pharmacy help desk at (800) 522-0114, option 4. 


Preferred Products: 

Blood Glucose Meters and Strips

SoonerCare prefers the following brands of diabetic testing meters and strips. All other blood glucose meters and strips will not be covered. Approval may be granted for non-preferred products if the preferred meter is not compatible with the member's insulin pump or the member requires a talking meter.

Glucometer/Test Strips/Lancets:

FreeStyle and Precision blood glucose test strips and meters will no longer be a SoonerCare preferred brand. The preferred brands will be OneTouch and True Metrix test strips and meters. 

Preferred Blood Glucose Monitors

Blood glucose monitors are restricted to one meter per member per year. 

NDC Description


OneTouch Verio Flex Meter System


OneTouch Ultra 2 Meter System


ReliOn True Metrix Air Glucose Meter


True Metrix Air Glucose Meter   


True Metrix Glucose Meter



Preferred Blood Glucose Testing Strips  

NDC Description


OneTouch Verio Test Strips 25ct


OneTouch Verio Test Strips 50ct


OneTouch Verio Test Strips 100ct


OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 25ct


OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 50ct


OneTouch Ultra Test Strips 100ct


True Metrix Glucose Test Strips 100ct


True Metrix Glucose Test Strips 50ct


ReliOn True Metrix Glucose Test Strips 100ct


ReliOn True Metrix Glucose Test Strips 50ct


Miscellaneous Supplies

Please keep in mind supplies used for insulin pumps will not be covered through the pharmacy POS. Please continue to bill those through DME.

SoonerCare covers most brands of the following diabetic testing supplies within the pharmacy benefit. There are no preferred products and products are reimbursed at the Medicare Competitive Bid Rate. Covered NDCs can be downloaded as a pdf or excel file

Supply Item

Maximum Quantity

Control Solution

One bottle per year

Insulin Syringes        

200 per month

Ketone Urine Strips    

100 per month

Lancing Device

One device per year


200 lancets per month

Pen Needles

200 per month


Preferred Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)

NDC Description


Dexcom G6 Transmitter


Dexcom G6 Sensor


Dexcom G6 Receiver


Dexcom G7 Sensor


Dexcom G7 Receiver


FreeStyle Libre 14 Day Sensor Kit


FreeStyle Libre 14 Day Reader 57599-0002-00

FreeStyle Libre 2 Reader


FreeStyle Libre 2 Sensor


FreeStyle Libre 3 Sensor




Last Modified on Jan 01, 2024
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