I hate cherry-picking pharmacies. If you are new to this term, this is what it means.
Cherry-picking is the act of filling a bunch of easy Rx’s for a patient, then giving the Rx back (with the filled Rx’s crossed out) to the patient telling him/her to go to another pharmacies to get the other (harder) Rx’s filled. 99% of the time the unfilled Rx’s require a prior-auth or paperwork to be filed for payment.
This pisses me off to no end. Give me the shit-work while you get money for the easy ones. I hate pharmacies who do this. If you are going to make me fill the hard ones, then give me the easy ones as well.
So say a patient hands you an Rx which another pharmacy has pulled this shit on you. What do you do?
- Do the paperwork to get the hard Rx covered?
- Call the other pharmacy and bitch at them as to why they got the easy ones while you are stuck with the hard ones?
- Give the Rx back to the patient and tell him/her to go back to the other pharmacy and make them do the shit-work?
There’s no real right answer here. Pharmacies who preform this bullshit backstabbing should be fucking firebombed and their pharmacist strung up by his testicles/labia. If you are going to fill an Rx for the patient, then do all of them, not just ones that are the easiest for you. Not only is this bullshit for the patient, but bullshit for the pharmacy that has to face the patient and tell them that their Rx is going to need a prior auth. Just because I do prior auths does not mean that I’m your bitch for you to walk all over me.
Typical how chains are notorious for doing this. Fuck your company policy about not doing PA’s. If thats the case then just send them to me with ALL of their Rx’s and I’ll do what your lazy ass wont.