When a doctor’s name is on a travel prescription, it’s all but impossible to get a refund

When a doctor’s name is on a travel prescription, it’s all but impossible to get a refund

August 13, 2021 Comments Off on When a doctor’s name is on a travel prescription, it’s all but impossible to get a refund By admin

AUSTIN — It was a bad call.

It was too late.

A Texas woman’s husband got a $1,000 bill from a travel pharmacy, she said.

Her name was on a drug she needed.

It turned out to be a prescription for a cancer medication.

The $1.5 million payment went to the Texas Department of State Health Services and its insurer.

In a statement Friday, the state’s health commissioner said the pharmacy mistakenly billed a woman who was in the hospital.

The woman received a refund.

It’s a small price to pay for the care she got, said spokeswoman Heather Boudreau.

She said the department will take steps to ensure the pharmacy complies with all laws and regulations.