I hate CVS Caremark. I hate them to their core. Just like their evil twin, Express Scripts, they are only in business to scam patients, drive doctors crazy, and get rich. I just had to spend time doing a prior authorization for generic ambien. GENERIC!! Was it a new Rx? No, the guy has been on it for years. Are they asking for a PA because they are protecting patients? No. And if they say yes then I would question them with, “Who the f$ck put you in charge?”.
CVS Caremark has this stupid online site called Covermymeds. Every time I see it I think “covermyass”. Once I am on there it asks me to put in my address for the 1000th time. Then I have to put in the patient’s address. Why?!? They know it. I don’t need to waste my time doing this clerical work. Did I mention this was for generic ambien?
After a few minutes I got the response:
Dear Prior Authorization Staff,
Caremark updated the outcome for this PA: Favorable
Prior Authorization Staff? Who the hell is that? I do this. Me. The doctor. And it is a waste of my time. And after filling out a diagnosis and putting in the reasons why the patient needs it all I get is a “favorable”? Oh, thank you, dear wise and powerful ones. I only hope the “favorable” turns into a “yes”. Or how about the patient ignore this and just pay $8 thru goodrx.com. Yeah, I think I will go that route.
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