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Old 05-27-2007, 05:29 AM   #10
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Re: Insurance wrote letter, now doctor wont write scripts

My health insurance is through Cigna and I was poking around on their web site this morning. I found a press release from just last week announcing a new, more intensive monitoring system of its members who use narcotic analgesics. While the example they gave of the type of patient they hope to catch with this new program of theirs was pretty extreme, the issue does concern me that by tightening their controls they may end up interfering in the care of legitimate patients.

Also, if Cigna is taking a look at this issue, I'm sure other major insurers are too. All the more reason to be careful! Only accept pain medications from the one provider who should be caring for your chronic pain condition. Also, pick one pharmacy and use only them. By consolidating your own care like that, you will be protecting yourself from unwarranted suspicions.
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