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VHI certified supplier

  • 16-10-2016 6:21am
    Registered Users Posts: 5 Pedorthist

    Hello, I am new here in Ireland and a professional shoemaker.
    I will manufacture orthotics, orthopedic shoes, diabetic shoes etc.
    Do I need a certification, so that my future customer can claim back the expenditure from they health insurance like VHI etc.??


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 24,924 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BuffyBot

    Moving this thread to a much more appropriate forum than the Kildare one.

    That said, the local moderators will decide if it is suitable for their forum

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,651 Mod ✭✭✭✭ RobFowl

    Good question, I honestly don't know but hope you get an answer here.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 2,881 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kurtosis

    Could it be worth contacting VHI to enquire as to what they require for orthotics etc. to be claimed on their policies?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Pedorthist

    Thanks penguim88, yes I did.
    The answer has been:
    Vhi Healthcare have an extensive portfolio of different plans to suit the varying needs of our members. I wish to advise some of our policies provide a benefit towards the cost of specific medical and surgical appliances subject to an excess.

    If a member is submitting a claim for orthotics which is currently an approved appliance, the receipt must be on headed paper and clearly state the cost, the persons name and the appliance that was purchased.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 Pedorthist

    That means a painter is making insoles and is writing a bill with the customer's name and that he has done an insole and that is??

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