Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (472)

Clare Daly


472. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health the safeguards that are in place to ensure that claims under the drug payment scheme are legitimate and authorised and that the medication has actually been received by the person in question. [11020/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

It is a requirement under the Drug Payment Scheme that third party verification is received from the patient or patient representative and this is required in order to properly present a valid claim for reimbursement from the HSE's Primary Care Reimbursement Service. To further enhance accountability in this context, PCRS carries out regular checks on claims presented to them for payment.

Question No. 473 answered with Question No. 464.