Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Just Shoot Me!

After almost two months since my neuro prescribed Copaxone,  it will finally be delivered on Friday.  The first issue was that either the nurse didn’t fax the prescription,  or the pharmacy never received the fax.  After about two weeks of not hearing from the pharmacy I called and they had no record of me, so I called the doctors office and they claimed to have faxed it. Another week or so went by and still nothing,  once again I contacted the neuro’s office with them sticking to the story that they faxed it,  but said they would fax it again. Well imagine my surprise when I finally got a call from the specialty pharmacy.  I gave them all my insurance info,  the rep said they would run my insurance and it would be the middle of the following week until they would hear back from insurance with approval.  Once again, here we go waiting and waiting to hear back.  When I finally did hear back, they said that Medicaid was being difficult because they weren’t contracted with them, claiming that it would be a few more weeks of working with Medicaid to get them to cover the $100 co-pay,  they would get back with me.

Then yesterday, let me remind you of the date, May 7th and all this initially started March 12, I received a call from the pharmacy again.  The lady goes on to tell me that Medicaid won’t cover it,  BUT they have a “sister” pharmacy that is contracted with Indiana Medicaid that they are going to transfer my prescription to.  What the hell?  Are you kidding me?  So for two months they have been fighting with Medicaid to pay it,  when all they had to do is transfer the damn thing to a “sister” pharmacy that is contracted with Indiana Medicaid?  I guess it’s a good thing that I’m not dying since I have had to wait 2 months for my freakin’ meds!

Once I receive my meds, I have to call the Copaxone nurse to come over and go everything with me.  Considering I have done several different injections,  I’m not sure what the point of that is.  Unless she can tell me a sure fire way to make it not burn like hell,  I don’t really need her to come.

This is what I have to look forward to…



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