RE: [IP] how does your doctor write prescriptions?
> They say I have to pay another co-pay to get the rest of the months
> insulin. Their reasoning is that the second bottle would be more that 30
> days supply. They error on their side not mine.
> John S Wilkinson,
> Rome, New York
Ask them where it says that in your copy of the contract of insurance.
And.... contact your state insurance comissioners office and file a
complaint. They are contractually obligated to supply you with the
medications you need. It's not your fault that your supplier cant'
break down the insulin bottle into smaller pieces.
You should use the insurance companies appeal process, appeal a second
time then file a complaint. You will win this one, they are just
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> Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 2:59 PM
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> Subject: RE: [IP] how does your doctor write prescriptions?
> At 01:07 PM 7/14/2006, John S Wilkinson wrote:
> >Roselea, My Pharmacy says that my insurance will only use one co-pay
> >for 30 days of a med. When it comes to insulin they will only dispense
> >a 30 day supply or less for 1 co-pay. So I have had the doctor list
> >more that the required daily dose. They also require an amount per day
> >on the RX. I think they are all incompetent, just bean counters that
> >are following the wrong guidelines.
> Yes, but, if the pharmacist cannot split up a bottle of insulin to see
> you get your 30-day dose, what does your insurance company propose? You
> not using it for the days you have left over at the end of the month?
> Until they make 1/3 or 1/2 vials of insulin available, I think the
> insurance company's hands are tied and I, for one, would argue whether I
> should only get a 20-day dose because that's how long one vial lasts for
> me and two vials would give me more than 30-days worth. I'd think you'd
> win that one. Luckily, my insurance doesn't ask many questions.
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