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Is a $1,500.00 a month medicine bill the norm? This is the 1st medicine bill. Mama is in a skilled nursing home after strokes and is legally blind. Gets around very well in wheelchair, only has high blood pressure and high colestrol.

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This does sound high. What did she use before the nursing home for her prescriptions? She paid out of pocket? I am assuming she is private pay. You may want to ask the nursing home If they can recommend a low cost plan. Unless Medigap maybe supplimental has a plan.
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These are generics.
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Look for generics
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Some medications are incredibly expensive. for example I take Eliqis (a blood thinner) and the retail price is around $400 a month, You just need a couple like that and if the NH adds on for giving them I can see a bill that high. Definitely ask for an itemized bill. You can look up the cost of any medication on the Internet.
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To me that's an astronomical cost for medicine. It might be that her med list was changed and a lot added. It's a good idea to ask for a list of the meds that the facility is giving her; some of them may be unnecessary.

I've noticed that rehab homes seem to think that patients should be taking some meds even if they weren't prescribed by a patient's regular doctors.
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That does sound odd. I'd ask for documents. My LO, who's in MC, has Medicare, but, also Silver Script for medication. They send a medication EOB each month listing the medication, amount, cost, cost paid, etc. She has at least 10 medications and her total charged isn't nearly that much.
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She has no prescription insurance. Only Medicare & AARP-neither have a prescription clause.
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She has no prescription insurance. Only Medicare & AARP-neither have a prescription clause.
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Sounds high if she has prescription coverage on her insurance. There may be other things in the bill like necessary service, diapers, etc... Request an itemized bill.
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