My husband has been seeing the same doctor for pain management for about 10 years. Two years ago he began using Fentanyl patches for pain. He sees the doctor every 3 months, and picks up his Rx refill every month at the pain clinic.
We recently changed health care plans and now have an immense up-front deductible. I was surprised to see that every month when my husband picks up his refill the clinic submits a charge of $95 to our insurance company (which they are not covering at this time due to the high deductible). So we're now paying a $95 fee each month just for the refill pickup, and $570 for the medication.
Is this a common practice in pain management clinics? I'm incredulous that the fee to pickup every month is so high. When he has an office visit with the doctor the fee is $150.
call ur insurance and find out what narcotic for pain is covered with a much ower deductible and then talk to the pain clinic dr and ask to switch meds as they all work and idt fentanl patches ever worked on me and i was on 100mcg patches every 2 days and thru them to the wind oxycodone and methadone aare 2 very good strong medications that will def relieve his pain and maybe cost much lss and work much better good luck let me know how u make out shellycemt
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