NOTE: By submitting this form and registering with us, you are providing us with permission to store your personal data and the record of your registration. In addition, registration with the Medical Independent includes granting consent for the delivery of that additional professional content and targeted ads, and the cookies required to deliver same. View our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice for further details.

You can opt out at anytime by visiting our cookie policy page. In line with the provisions of the GDPR, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract. We must advise you at the point of collecting your personal data that it is a required field, and the consequences of not providing the personal data is that we cannot provide this service to you.


Don't have an account? Subscribe

GP brands HSE vaccination pay rejection as ‘disgraceful’

By Mindo - 03rd Jul 2018

Limerick GP Dr Nicola Stapleton said despite prior agreement that vaccinations undertaken in response to the outbreak would be paid for by the HSE, her claim was rejected by the Executive in February.

Dr Stapleton sought advice from the IMO, which has since been assisting her in securing payment and she is hopeful of a positive outcome. “The HSE is looking for alternative forms to be submitted for payment; GPs were not told about these, the claim was merely rejected, which is very obstructive. I only discovered about the alternative paperwork after getting help from the IMO,” Dr Stapleton explained.

“I will not know if I have been paid or not until the next payments come through, which will likely be in July. As far as I am aware, other GPs have been affected, but I do not know the numbers.”

It is understood that another GP based in Tipperary, Dr Kevin Delargy, had his claim for MMR vaccination during the outbreak processed, but the fee given was listed as ‘zero’.

The IMO met with the PCRS recently to discuss the issue and mechanisms under which claims for payment would be accepted.

Mr Val Moran, IMO Director of Industrial Relations, General Practice, Public and Community Health, told the <strong><em>Medical Independent</em></strong> that in some instances, the incorrect forms had been submitted, which is why payments were rejected. Claims should be made on immunisation forms, it is understood.

Leave a Reply

Latest
Latest Issue
The Medical Independent 20th February
The Medical Independent 20th February 2024

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read