behind the scenes, insurance insanity, medicine, primary care

Behind the Scenes- Watch an Insurance Company Try to Drive Me Insane

I’ve blogged before about prior authorization forms that insurance companies make me fill out all. the. time.  Here’s another fun thing that I encounter on a regular basis.

Now, on the surface this looks like a run-of-the-mill form to approve Crestor.  There’s a backstory here, however.  This patient had been on Lipitor, and her cholesterol was well-controlled on it.  At her last visit she gave me a notice from her insurance company saying that they will no longer be covering Lipitor but will cover Crestor.  So, I changed her to Crestor at their request. Now- wait for it- they want me to fill out an approval form for a medication change that was initiated by them in the first place!!!
This is why every day I discover more and more gray hairs…

1 thought on “Behind the Scenes- Watch an Insurance Company Try to Drive Me Insane”

  1. Probably a good idea to lower blood pressure and avoid becoming an entry in DSM V by expecting more of the same. Both my health and dental carriers this year decided they just needed more information and kept sending stuff back to me. I kept sending stuff back to them, not permitting corporate corrosion to get a toehold on my soul, nosirree!

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