Absolutely perfect timing with Dr Dino’s Oops Meter.
Got a phonecall from an FP’s office across the street from the pharmacy. Medicaid patient had brought in his Risperdal Consta injection for his bi-weekly shot. The nurse dropped the injection in the office, which broke it, resulting in some non-emergent, but non-trivial lacerations to herself in the process.
Could we get another one? Of course, it’s 4pm on a Friday, and MassHealth doesn’t do lost/damaged precription overrides — if they did, their budget would probably double (TAP doesn’t make this shit up, you know) — but could we pleeeeeeease try. And they would, of course, call MassHealth themselves.
Risperdal Consta is about $650 per dose.
Of course the answer was no, but with both of us on the phone, MassHealth said they could do it tomorrow (that would be today, I guess) as a once-in-a-lifetime early-fill don’t-ever-ask-again override.
I’m so glad it worked out, and I feel terrible for this nurse. She’s probably wishing she had dropped some cyanocobalamin instead. We’d have just given it to them for nothing had it been something like that.
Based on Dino’s examples on the oops meter, I’d give this a solid 8. Right next to breaking wind in front of your boss. On the elevator.