So know I hear that Medicaid preauthorization is required to administer vitamins in an outpatient setting. One of the greatest things about hospitalist medicine is I can give just about any medication I think is clinically justified to my patients in the hospital. I don’t have any doctor, Dr Nurse, or other third party insurance bureaucrat telling me I have to get preauthorization before my patient can receive care. I have at my disposal a 24 hour all you can eat pharmacy. Sometimes they don’t know what I’m ordering, and my Green Goddess doesn’t get filled. But generally speaking, I get what I ask for.
That’s not the way it works in the frustrating outpatient world of clinical medicine. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist Blog*