I just met with PBS last week and am working on next steps to have VHI cover the cost of surgery.
If anyone can help, looking for answers to 3 questions before I contact VHI so I can plan my conversation:
– How long does review of request for covering treatment abroad take with VHI?
– What’s VHI’s stance on Brexit? Will they honour surgery which gets pre-approved by them before Brexit deadline (currently Oct 31st) even if surgery takes place after that?
– @kathleenking – thanks for the link to the paper on specialist care. If there are any other resources which are helpful, let me know. I’m hoping the fact that I had a previous laparoscopy with an Irish consultant who didn’t want to touch the endo and a generic 1 line referral letter from my GP, will also help with the case.
Although VHI do ask for their pre-approval request form to be filled out by an Irish consultant, PBS told me he has seen cases approved where he was able to fill out the form. If anyone has had success with this also, please let me know.