I just had a random test done about 4 to 5 weeks ago. I also, did not have to pay anything for it.
With the goverment and local agency's putting pressure on these clinics, it does not surprise me, and the Dr's are covering their selves with proper documentation. It keeps everyone above board. I would not want to loose my PCD and the good care he has provided me, because he failed to practice this.
I don't consider it as an insult for him to test me. We both know, that a few bad apples has ruined it for those who need treatment. Shortly a new law will come into effect here in KS, if it hasn't already. It is a syestem called K-Tracks or something like that, as to where the Dr's will have to report to the state what Class II, III, and IV meds are being scripted to who and how much. The Pharmacy's will also be under this new law, and will have to report on a daily basis, of who got what and how much. It will all be monitored by the state of KS. Dr's, PM's and Pharmacy's will all be on the same system.
My Dr, is against it, and does not believe that the state needs their noses in it. However if it will help us in the long run for those of us who need these med's, then I'm for it. As with all new progerams or laws, I'm sure there are Pro's and Con's on this issue.