Just like last month, despite calling in my prescriptions several days before they were due to be picked up, I’m once again dealing with “pre-authorization” delays. 😑 So I’ve been out of one of my medications for two days now, and I am feeling the horrible side effects of having to stop it cold turkey. 😓 Again.
And it’s not normal. It isn’t “just what happens” with every other prescription that my pharmacy fills… because when almost any of them hear my name, they’ll remark about how many calls they’ve had to make, how it doesn’t make sense why there’s a problem, how they always do this to me, etc. 😠 For whatever reason that my worker’s comp insurer is making it difficult for me, it also makes it difficult for my doctor, his WC admin person, the pharmacy employees, and the pharmacy itself.
Paying cash for the entire prescription would have cost me over $1000. 😨 So rather than doing that, they allowed me to buy eight pills. Two days’ worth… for $80 out the door. 😡 Fucking ridiculous. Just to keep my body from being in withdrawals until they finally do authorize the payment (which they are legally required to do) and I can go pick up the remainder of the prescription for this month, as well as a refund for what I paid for these eight pills today.
I’m going to leave a voicemail for my attorney here shortly, letting him know that for the past few months it seems to me and the pharmacy folks that I’m being fucked with… which, even if he can’t do anything to prevent it, will make my case that much stronger if/when the case goes to trial. 😒 I’m losing my fucking patience though. It isn’t often that I feel good, and to have one of those rare moments interrupted by insurance fuckery is really getting to me.
If my attorney isn’t able to get any answers about this I’ll probably take it upon myself to find out where the nearest office is – of the folks that are responsible for the “medical payments” portion of my claim – so I can go in and find out what the fucking problem is and how this nonsense can be resolved. 🤨 You’d think they wouldn’t want to push people to the point where they feel that an “in person” visit is the only way to solve a very frustrating problem like this.