|Pharmacy benefits: You're doing it wrong
||[May. 22nd, 2012|01:17 pm]
Today I went in to my local pharmacy that I've been using for years to fill a prescription. It's a kind of prescription that requires a hard-copy prescription every month so I cannot use the mail order pharmacy that my health care plan has since they will not fill a 90 day supply of it.
I turned in the prescription at the desk and a few minutes later the pharmacist called me back to the desk. She looked distraught.
"I'm sorry," she said. "But I can't fill this."
"Do you not have it in stock?"
"We have it in stock, but... The fact of the matter is that the price of this medication, even in generic, has gone up for us to procure, and your insurance's reimbursement is too far under our cost. So basically, it would cost us too much money to fill this. I'm sorry."
She handed the prescription back to me and wished me well.
Think about this: I have been told multiple times that the insurance I have, while not the best, is considered to be very good insurance.