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Glucose Strips Unit Increase

Effective June 25, 2013, the maximum units (or boxes) allowable for CPT code A4253 (blood glucose test or reagent strips for home blood-glucose monitor, per 50 strips) was increased from 12 to 20 units/boxes. 

Blood glucose test or reagent strips are limited to 20 units/boxes per quarter for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes, and limited to six units/boxes per quarter for patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes. 

The related Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina corporate medical policy was updated to reflect this new allowable limit and is available online for your reference, if needed.

If you have any questions, please call the Provider Blue LineSM at 1.800.214.4844.