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Procedure For Getting Back Prescription Copays


jlshand

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I know Ive read somewhere that I'm entitled to recover the copays I spent for prescriptions that are related to my now approved S.C claim

Any body remember how do do this? Cant find it anywhere on the VA site

Thanks

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This would involve the billing department and the Pharmacy at the VA you attend. First go to the Pharmacy and get a medication history. Then take that along with your award letter to the billing office and ask them for reimbursement. They may look you up on the computer and ask your Primary care doctor a bunch of questions. Eventually you will get it.

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Thankyou JStacy

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They took a lump from my Comp. the last two years. I simply call the 800# at Main VAMC and speak to someone in Med Cost and billings and they get report from Pharmacy and then in bout 4-6 weeks I get the money back.

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Kenny, thanks

Sure would be nice if I could do this via phone. My history with phone calls to my VARO (Houston) hasnt been too good. Usually get the "bums rush" B.S that "sure we will take care of it" and then time and again nothing happens. have three yes three meds currently screwed up by the system with now 8 phone calls and assurances that meds will be taken care of......and of course ,no action.

I'm afraid some of the folks there are just interested in getting you off the phone. Remember that recent VA survey that showed , what was it 42% of phone inquiries answered incorrectly?

Anyway, worth a try since Ive never tried calling the billing people, only nurses and "hot line" types of "helpfuls" Maybe this is the way it is with all good sized bureaucracies.

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I got a notice that said I had a $650 CREDIT? I am 60% with meds paid. Go figure. bill

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