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23 February 2009 @ 06:22 pm
I earned my keep...  
So, there is a Big Bad Pharmacy that had been making use of a loophole in our billing software to overbill us on a few items. They gave us pretty good prices on a lot of other things and they fill closed to 15,000 prescriptions per month for us, so the overbilling wasn't readily detectable (and I'm pretty sure not even intentional, at the local level at least). Buuut... a little here and a little there and eventually I caught on. It sucked like a week of my time last fall, but I put together a massive spreadsheet of these errors over the last few months and then requested that the incorrect claims from the last year be reversed and re-run with the correct pricing.

A few weeks ago, they did the first batch of re-run claims, netting us $12,000. W00t! I was please, my boss was pleased, the VP in charge of the budget was exstatic. $1,000 per month is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, it's really only about seven cents per prescription, but biy does that add up!

Today, I got the report on the second half of the project - $78,000


I earned my keep and that of some other folks as well... Even $6,500 per month is a teeny drop in the bucket of the pharmacy budget (our folks average $500-900/month in prescription drugs alone, depending on the program they are in) but $78 grand is $78 grand and in these tight times, I'm expecting that it will be welcome news.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
jtdiiijtdiii on February 24th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)

Congrats, that will definitely catch an accountants attention.
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on February 24th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
wow! Woot! Cool!
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on February 24th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
$78000 is not a piffle! You need congratulatory drinks! Way to GO!
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcar: Banana Brianswords_and_pens on February 24th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Holy shit.

Good on ya!
corvusjoyouscorvusjoyous on February 24th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
Um, could you come save MY workplace 90k? :) Nice work!
CeNedra_Nasiocenedra_nasio on February 24th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
awesome slueth work!
baronsnorribaronsnorri on February 24th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Very well done, O Sleuthing One! (Does this mean we get to keep you?)

Cool!! : )