Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yeah, That Makes Sense...

Last night, while at home, I sat recalling all the events of yesterday, and a thought occured to me.  WHY does my insurance company require a prior authorization for my prescriptions?  I mean, isn't that what a prescription is?  Rather than just taking the script for what it is, this is how the whole process goes:
  1. Doctor gives me the script
  2. I take the script to the pharmacy
  3. Pharmacy says "Whoops, insurance did not accept this, they are waiting on authorization"
  4. I stand baffled and leave annoyed
  5. Insurance company sends form to my doctor to authorize medication
  6. Doctor resends form to insurance company, who then sits on it for a few days
  7. Insurance company lets pharmacy know everythings a go...
I mean, does this make sense to everyone else?  The fact that I even have a prescription should show that my doctor authorizes my use of this medication.  So why do we have to go through this process EVERY time I get some fertility meds?

Granted, I know I shouldn't really complain because I am lucky to have any coverage for IF as it is, but really... give me a break.  The last thing I need is the added stress!

1 comment:

  1. That's how it is with infertility.

    Everything is always an uphill battle.

    Even the things that should be simple.