MRI Scans and DVA approval
The following I received this morning from a former 3RAR member.
Ever been to your GP to get an MRI test only to be told that you need to see a specialist. There is a way to eliminate this time-wasting and DVA Health approvals will approve this.
GP’s can issue a referral for Xrays CT scans but not MRI’s. So, the system at the moment is your GP refers you to a specialist simply to get a document signed for an MRI.
Specialist appointments, on average, are months in advance. This document is booked to an imagining service – often 3 weeks wait. Then there is DVA approval which is also about 3 weeks wait to be processed. The time taken to get an imaging service can take up to 3 months, especially with Christmas approaching.
I rang DVA Health approvals and explained this to them … there is a way to cut out the waiting time being …
On the imaging service request form your GP simply request MRI AND THE NAME OF THE REFERRING SPECIALIST ON THE FORM – then take to imaging service for processing. DVA Health Approvals WILL accept this.
The benefits are- No waiting time for the veteran… mental peace of mind … DVA have saved money by not having to pay for a specialist simply to write an MRI form and when it is time to see the specialist… All information is ready for that consultation.