VHI, the State health insurance company, has discovered overcharging or
erroneous payments to hospitals and doctors that have amounted to €30m since
The Irish Times
reports today that the company said that overall it recovered
€10.5m in 2012 through the actions of its special claims investigation unit (€6.9m) and
its third party recovery process (€3.6m).
The newspaper said that it did not reveal details of the
identities of the hospitals and doctors found to have been overcharging although
the sums involved had to be repaid. It said none of the cases of overcharging
had been referred to the Garda.
Its special claims investigations unit (SIU) had recouped a total of €30m
since its establishment in 2006.
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