Sunday, April 4, 2010

Quick thought on the bill passed two weeks ago

You know how much of a pain it is to process a Medicare Part B prescription for diabetic testing supplies that is missing some of the information, say like testing frequency or an ICD-9 code?

Or how much fun it is now that all Medicaid prescriptions must meet the tamper-evident criteria from three different categories?

Can't you wait until the government is involved even more than it is currently with regards to prescriptions and we get to deal with tamper-evident, ICD-9 coded prescriptions for each and every patient who walks up to the pharmacy counter, or risk audits and/or fines if the prescriptions do not meet any and all requirements thought up by some bureaucrat who has never worked in any type of health-care setting?

Me either.


Anonymous said...

But how is that any different from all the hoops we jump through for the insurance companies?

Anonymous said...

With regular insurers, you risk an audit and a charge-back.

With the government, you get the audit and chargeback.

Plus a fine for Medicare/Medicaid fraud.

Plus exclusion from participation in any federally funded program.

Plus an IRS audit for your pharmacy.

And yourself.

Possible prison time.

Need I say more.

The Redheaded Pharmacist said...

It will be "interesting" to say the least. And I'm being very polite by using the word interesting! I hope it isn't as bad as I fear it will be because I'm really worried right now!

Anonymous said...

There might be a bright spot. I we get the government paying at least there will be fewer coupons. After all, we cannot take them on TriCare, and Medicare.

Liz said...

Saw a bumpersticker:

"ObamaCare, Public Enema #1"

Thought it was pretty funny.