More demand for cross-border healthcare at end of 2015
Claims submitted to the HSE almost doubled in the last quarter of 2015
The number of claims submitted to the HSE by patients who have sought their healthcare in other EU countries almost doubled in the last quarter of 2015.
Some 153 patients applied for reimbursement under the Cross-Border Healthcare directive, which allows patients to bypass waiting lists in Ireland by travelling to the North and elsewhere in Europe.
Under these rights, which were fully transposed into Irish law in February 2015, people can travel to another EU country and...
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