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06 January 2009 @ 10:58 pm
My head hurts...  
So... at work I endlessly toil and slave at perfecting the formulary and reducing drug costs. One of my big weapons in controlling the drug budget is the use of generic medications. The FDA encourages the use of generics. Medicaid encourages the use of generics. Medicare encourages the use of generics. But today Medicare rejected my third quarter Part D data... because the generic usage percent was "too high" in one of my programs! Specifically, their computer says that it is "impossible" that I have been so effective as to have pushed the generic usage up to 81% of prescriptions filled. So... "Use generics! Use generics!" they say... and then they say "We can't believe you use that many generics!" :P Oi. My head hurts. And it won't get better - sooner or later they'll review the OTHER program... where the generic usage rate is over 85% ;)

The head hurty is also unlikely to improve considering I have a combo allergic/viral illness thing going on right now - I picked up a cold this weekend and spent the evening cleaning out a closet that, in retrospect, was probably heavily contaminated with cat residue. Owie.
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raventhourne on January 7th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Its not just in your industry..if you're too efficient you get told to "slow down" in engineering for making the other guys (read older) look lazy.