We offer an immediate direct settlement of €20 for anyone who can provide their insurance details to us. In addition many policies offer a reimbursement over and above this see below for more details.
At Ultrasound Dimensions, we accept all patients with or without private insurance. 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.
We have patients that have successfully submitted their receipt to VHI and other private companies for reimbursement and others who have not been successful. We are not on the approved centre list but there is no clinic that we are aware of that offers direct settlement so where you attend should not affect your submission.
However, we recommend contacting your insurance company directly for the specific terms and conditions included in your particular policy. Take a moment to review your table of benefits and excess. To our knowledge no policy offers 100% reimbursement for an out-patient radiology appointment for ultrasound. Ultrasound falls under the umbrella of out-patient radiology.
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.
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 whether your ultrasound is covered by your insurance provider please contact them or ourselves today.
The Ultrasound Dimensions Team
Date: July 2019