Is Ultrasound Covered By My GloHealth, Irish Life, Laya, or VHI Private Insurance?

Overview:

At Ultrasound Dimensions, we accept all patients with or without private insurance. However, currently no hospital or ultrasound centre offers a direct settlement for the full cost of an outpatient ultrasound examination.

Ultrasound falls under the umbrella of outpatient radiology. All radiology exams on an outpatient basis are paid by at the hospital or clinic at the time of the examination no matter what centre you may attend.

However, you’ll still be able to claim the cost of your ultrasound back from your insurance provider. Many policies offer a 50% reimbursement for the cost of the scan over and above their excess.

You’ll will receive a receipt that includes:

  • type of diagnostic ultrasound performed;
  • cost of the examination
  • name of the reporting Consultant Radiologist
  • name of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • pricing breakdown

All medical ultrasound scans at our centre are performed by a Radiographer / Ultrasonographer and reported by a Consultant Radiologist who is registered with insurers.

Don’t have insurance?
Patients without medical insurance may be able to claim a portion of the cost on the Med1 form as part of their annual tax return.  Details and forms are available on www.revenue.ie.

Procedure codes: Currently there are no codes for an outpatient ultrasound.

All Obstetric scans, at our centre are performed by a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

For more details about if your ultrasound is covered by your insurance provider please contact them or ourselves today.
Regards,
The Ultrasound Dimensions Team

Date: July 25th 2017