By Gary Culliton The HSE has not yet developed an estimate of the level of excess payments in the medical card system, it has emerged. The cost of “a material level of ineligible medical card holding has not been established,” the Comptroller and Auditor General, Seamus McCarthy has said.
By Gary Culliton When the HSE has not been happy with a GP claim, “we simply do not pay,” the Executive’s Assistant National Director, Paddy Burke, has said. Some time ago the PCRS identified trends in the GP co-ops service or special services “with which we were not happy”, Burke recently told the Dáil Public [...]
By Catherine Reilly The Irish Medical Organisation’s (IMO) case before the Equality Tribunal on the long-standing issue of area medical officers (AMOs) doing the same work as senior medical officers (SMOs) for less pay has not yet been allocated a date owing to a backlog, according to the doctors’ organisation.