Yesterday Medicaid Man was here with a script for Vicodin 5/300 from the 'Mergency room. I told him I could have it ready in a few minutes (I was thinking I could save the state and our tax dollar by squeezing this into one cab ride), but Medicaid Man didn't want to wait. A few minutes after he left, I processed the claim and it was rejected. Medicaid doesn't want to pay for the expensive 5/300. So I try to call Medicaid Man to keep him from coming back. I want to tell him that I'll get it straightened out the doc and not to come down again, but Medicaid Man doesn't answer his Obama phone.
So later in the day I have to give him the bad news. He took it well. I told him I'd take care of it tomorrow and he'll just have to wait. He seems ok with that. Off he goes for another free cab ride... free to him, paid for by all of us.
That was yesterday. TODAY here he comes again. He visited the 'Mergency room again last night and they gave him a script for Percocet. This time I won't let him leave. I process it and babble-ba-zoo, there it is, a REJECT. You see, it's only been 23 days since he obtained his 30 day supply of Percocet. Medicaid doesn't want to pay for it right now.
So just to keep track... since 23 days ago... we've had two visits to ER and six cab rides, ALL of which were tax-payer funded. The patient has yet to get any pain medication due to the government "cost containment system" that is just working so well.
If this was just ONE example, sure... we could just let it go. But it's not. Things are out of control people. Time to wake up.