Changes with how meds are NOT covered during hospital stay?.
Mom has chronic pain from bad arthritis in knees, spinal stenosis, cervical stenosis and hip replacement x3 on same hip. Can't take the opioids and Dr. wants her to try LIDODERM patches...insurance carrier (same one) covered these 2 years ago when we used them for her back...now they won't because it is not medically necessary.
Needed to get new DWO form completed so mom could have albuterol for the nebulizer since she is on her second bought of bronchitis in 6 weeks...the new form (6 calls) actually is required because these meds have been switched from Part D coverage to Part B...then there are two more forms that mom had to fill out and return. Drives me crazy!!
She was in hospital...now they won't let you bring in your own meds but MEDICARE NO LONGER COVERS regular medications if patients are in for diagnosis or observation. Are you kidding??? Medicare tells me I can bill to her part D provider...but they have NO IDEA how to process and the hospital will not bill Part D. OH MY...what a system...