Walgreen faces penalty for NY flu sho...

Walgreen faces penalty for NY flu shot charges

There are 9 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 15, 2012, titled Walgreen faces penalty for NY flu shot charges. In it, CBS News reports that:

NEW YORK — Walgreen Co. advertised free flu shots for members of the NYS Empire health plan but ended up sticking many of them with the bill.

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Tempe, AZ

#1 Oct 16, 2012
Shame on Walgreens. Again.

San Leandro, CA

#2 Oct 16, 2012
Typical walgreens

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#3 Oct 16, 2012
It's really on empire blue not Walgreens.
What plan Doesn't cover the flu shot for free??? Apparently empire blue.

They determined the copay, not Walgreens.

Buffalo, NY

#4 Oct 17, 2012
But the stores bottom line profits from the copay... so in the eyes of the govt, they are responsible, like it or not.

Sun Prairie, WI

#6 Sep 15, 2013
caliWAG wrote:
Typical walgreens
don't be a stereotypical moron. people who say typical of anything are clearly not educated well enough and should think before they speak

Woodside, NY

#7 Jan 22, 2015
Empire plan agreed to allow their members to get flu shots at walgreens for zero copay and then doesn't cover them? Typical insurance company. Walgreens has to be paid for the services they provide, so how are they alt fault?

Washington, DC

#8 Jan 22, 2015
More likely we billed blue cross major medical for the flu shot which does not transmit online but is billed later. We do this in other states also. The copay is zero, but we are suppose to say we will bill ins but it may not be covered.

New York, NY

#9 Jan 24, 2015
Mwag, I totally agree with what ur saying and I always do. You have to give the "we don't bill inmediately" and there "may be a cost later "phrase.. But if there is an agreement in place how is this walgreens' fault?
Im not an MBA but

Saint Petersburg, FL

#10 Jan 25, 2015
Diane wrote:
Shame on Walgreens. Again.

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