The Craziest Reason to Prescribe Oxycontin

Medicare Set-Aside Blog on July 16, 2008
Posted by

Recently, we were asked to complete a Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) for a patient who had recently doubled her dosage of Oxycontin from 40mg to 80mg 3x/day. The reason? A tree was struck by lightening and destroyed her ATV. Apparently this caused her so much emotional distress, she needed to double her narcotic intake.

Note to treating physicians: Sometimes the best prescription is a visit to the psychologist.

MEDVAL     1-888-SET-ASIDE (1-888-738-2743)

    Medicare Set-Aside Allocation/Arrangement Recommendations
    Submissions to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Post-Settlement Administration
    Pharmacy Benefit Management

Turbo Tagger