Every patient should have the opportunity to use a pharmacy that is an expert in their field of medicine. At claRx Big Country Dermatology Pharmacy, we are experts in dermatology pharmacy and focus on providing the best experience possible for patients and providers. This results in saving patients money and saving providers time.
Paying for medication at a pharmacy is a more complicated process than what meets the eye. The cost varies due to the medication and whether the patient is insured or not along with how the insurance company covers the specific medication. To help simplify it, we have broken down what an insured patient may pay for medication into a few categories, and also establish how an insurance company typically determines the price for the medication in the first place.
Self-pay pricing varies a great deal from pharmacy to pharmacy. It can be based on a huge number of different factors, from cost, to likeliness of driving future business, to expiration dating, to normally reimbursement rates of insurance companies.
It is important to know that, in many cases, a patient can even be better off not using their insurance and instead use a self-pay program at a pharmacy. This is especially true in dermatology, where many medications are categorized as a cosmetic need and not an actual medical need.
This is why a patient needs to better understand the options that are available to them so that they know what pharmacy to go to for their medication.