The RX saga has ended. Hip, Hip, Hurrah!!! After prior authorization from the doctor and a single appeal, CM agreed to cover for the difference between generic and brand. Original cost without insurance over $900. My cost for the difference $483.60. And I could use my spending account so even though the cost was higher than under the former insurance plan, I would not need to tap into our monthly budget.
Enter super hero, pharmacist extraordinaire. He worked with me all along, a liaison between the doctor and CM; the prior authorization paperwork and appeal process. He could have stopped there but no, he went over and above. He found a discount card from Astrazeneca that could be applied on top of what the insurance agreed to pay.
Final cost $93.60. Woo Hoo!!!! and the anxiety meds went down too, only $1.15 instead of $1.83. I told him never mind, I didn’t need those anymore ;). We laughed and when in all my excitement I kept swiping my card backwards, we laughed some more and he said “that’s ok Jill, no rush, we all need days like this!”
And that we do my friends, and that we do!!
As always, more to come.