It's crazy. The pain management docs will only write the prescription for 28 days max and then she has to go an hour's drive each way to the clinic to be seen (and often pee in a cup). The new Rx cannot be filled before the day the previous Rx runs out. But then there invariably winds up being a glitch and we need to get a PA from the doc for insurance to cover which then delays by several days getting the meds so she is without during that time. Or the pharmacy doesn't have enough of that particular med on hand but is not allowed to fill a partial order on controlled substances, so they have to order and wait for it to arrive. We could pay the non-insurance cost but that is around $1500.00 for a 28 day supply, so that's just crazy. So she's at their mercy. It's awful watching her have to suffer because of stupid bureaucracy and CYA attitudes.
Jim Bedsole, CRCM, CBA, CFSA, CAFP
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