jaygibby22 t1_j1wh9s4 wrote

I’ve complained to my state rep and senator about this because my pharmacy is set to lose a large portion of our patients, some of which have been coming to my pharmacy for 20-30 years. The pharmacies they are being sent to have unpredictable hours due to staffing shortages and are known for poor customer service. This was not a decision made by our pharmacy. When we (and other pharmacies) reached out to UPMC to get back in network, they offered a contract where we would get paid less than the cost of the medication for a large number of drugs. Their options are literally lose business because you are no longer preferred or lose money because they won’t even pay for the services we provide.