First off, Merry Xmas to everyone.
The 1st is looming closer and closer. For those in you not in pharmacy, the best way I can describe the feeling is as such.
You just ate at this Mexican food restaurant. The food was good, but you have this feeling in the back of your mind that you will be spending the evening peeing out of your butt. However you aren’t 100% sure that you’re gonna expode out of your backside, you’re just 98% sure.
Thats how we feel right now. I’m about 98% sure this is going to be total clusterfuck, but there is a small hint in the back of my head that it might be okay.
Now something that complicates this whole clusterfuck even more: The dreaded NPI number.
How many doctors have you gotten an NPI number from? How many insurance companies are going to ‘suddenly’ require an NPI number on 1/1/08 without any prior warning or notice? How many doctors have you asked “Hey, whats your NPI number?” only to get a “Whats an NPI number?” answer?
For Xmas, all I want is a 5th of good scotch, a few cigars, a box of fentanyl patches and a well-heated hot tub.