Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019

Vhi has claimed copyright over the schedule of benefits, including codes and descriptions of medical procedures, used by other health insurers in the market, a rival company has informed the Department of Health. In correspondence to the Minister for Health Simon Harris on 15 February, seen by the Medical Independent through Freedom…

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