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Deadline approaching to claim for ophthalmic payment delays

A PCSE team was tasked with reconciling GOS claims by the end of the year

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Practitioners who wish to submit a claim to Primary Care Support England (PCSE) relating to late ophthalmic payments and Performers List delays they experienced in 2016-17 are reminded to do so by the 8 September deadline.

Last month OT reported that PCSE had tasked a specialist team with reconciling payments for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) between January 2016 and March 2017 after practitioners experienced long delays.

With the team’s aim being to complete the reconciliation of GOS claims by the end of the year, practitioners wishing to seek compensation for the delays have until 8 September to submit a claim.

Claims can be submitted by completing an Ophthalmic Payment Claim Form and emailing it to [email protected]. The form, as well as guidance on completing it, can be found on the Local Optical Committee Support Unit’s (LOCSU) website.

For those who experienced delays relating to obtaining an NHS England Performers List number, a claim can be submitted by emailing details of the delay to [email protected]. In submitting a claim, practitioners should ensure that the email includes the ophthalmic NPL claim, their name and the OPL number in the subject header.