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Hello, I am a pre-pharmacy student and I am curious to know if there are any pharmacy specialties where I do not have to deal with any insurance issues. I am currently working as a pharmacy technician at a community pharmacy and feel that most of my time is spent revolving around insurance issues and not pharmacy itself. Any responses would be appreciated, thank you!
 

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Hello, I am a pre-pharmacy student and I am curious to know if there are any pharmacy specialties where I do not have to deal with any insurance issues. I am currently working as a pharmacy technician at a community pharmacy and feel that most of my time is spent revolving around insurance issues and not pharmacy itself. Any responses would be appreciated, thank you!
Hospital pharmasists don't have to deal with this issue. Actually it is probably only retail folks that have to deal with this.
 

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Most insurance policies dont cover compounding pharmacy claims and it's mostly all cash. But you would have to deal with the demanding and snobby rich people...
 
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Third party issues are the bane of retail's existence, but I'm nearly positive that's where it stays. Clinical pharmacists don't worry about it.
 

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Hello, I am a pre-pharmacy student and I am curious to know if there are any pharmacy specialties where I do not have to deal with any insurance issues. I am currently working as a pharmacy technician at a community pharmacy and feel that most of my time is spent revolving around insurance issues and not pharmacy itself. Any responses would be appreciated, thank you!
You'll deal with it a lot less if you work in mail order or long-term care; probably not at all with home infusion. I work for Kaiser right now; you only deal with one insurance carrier and it's much easier. If you write for a DI company (Facts & Comparisons, MicroMedex, etc.) or work as a consultant, then obviously you won't have to deal with it. Or you could open your own pharmacy and just take cash patients :D