Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (753)

Seamus Kirk


756 Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Health if he will investigate the delay in optical treatment applications for medical card holders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34557/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

Optical claims are processed by the Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) of the HSE. There are currently no delays in the processing of such claims. Claims must be approved by Local Health Offices before being submitted to PCRS for processing. If the Deputy would like to provide more detailed information on the delay to which he refers I will make further enquiries with the HSE.