Friday, February 19, 2010

Just Another Day

So, big surprise, my Follistim prior authorization (PA) still hasn't gone through.  When I spoke with the insurance company yesterday, they said they had 24 hours to authorize since my doctor had to place (another) rush order for the mediction.  Well, 24 hours was up at 11am, and I called back to check at around 12pm, and was told they have until 4pm to approve... someone is doing their math wrong.

I'm of course still frustrated, but honestly, I am not surprised.  I have been dealing with this for over a week now, so the shock factor has pretty much died by now.  Sadly, I think the number one reason (at least right now at this point) I hope this cycle works is so I can avoid going through this again next month.  It's exhausting.

Luckily, my pharmacy said they will let me pay the out-of-pocket cost ($500) and they will reimburse me when the PA comes through... because I am not going to be surprised to find it doesn't happen by 4pm either... Even though I don't need the meds until tomorrow, they are not open on Saturdays, so I have to pick it up today, no matter what.

Just another day of IF treatments.


  1. So sorry for the frustrations! I previously worked in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster and it was the most miserable experience of my life b/c they don't want to pay what they owe in many cases, not all, but many! Hugs! Hopefully this time will get the job done so no more!

  2. Thanks, you guys. I ended up having to pay out of pocket, but hopefully by Monday something will come through and I'll get reimbursed. I'm trying to be zen!