Off your meds…

June 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

That offensive little phrase is now going to have consequences attached to it that could rival the bad credit score…since FICO is the one that’s doing it…

Medication adherence.
Non-compliant. These are some new health insurance/pharma buzzwords…

Via my friend in the health insurance fight nyceve.
Fico is the thing that presently calculates your financial score….and now it will get your prescription information and rate you.

Because if you don’t take your medications…you’ll have a ‘non-compliant’ label attached to you.

Will employers be able to see this stuff when they run a standard credit check (almost universal for full time job applicants now. )

Know what meds you are on and guess what you’ve got?

Non compliance? Someone not having enough *money* to pay for their meds? Doesn’t matter. Still non compliant….

OK. looks like HIPPA just got a piece chipped out of it….

One more way to screw people.

This disgusts me.

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2 Comments

  1. Glynis Jolly said,

    This IS sad, Jean. There are meds I stopped taking because I felt I didn’t need them anymore. One was addictive but I got off of it. This is crazy!

  2. bridgett said,

    There are medications that my mom does not want and tries to refuse the prescription, but she’s old and the nurses call them in “because the doctor said to” (because he has some sort of arrangement with the pharma companies.) So she picks them up and tries them for a day or two until the side effects outweigh the benefits and then she stops and flushes the rest down the toilet. (Looking at you, Lyrica!) I hate to think that she’s going to be labeled non-compliant for not taking drugs that she didn’t want in the first place.

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