Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT or CT Scans) are both DSAI covered diagnostic procedures.
Once a procedure has been approved by the DSAI Claim Department, your appointment will be scheduled, the Diagnostic Procedure will be coordinated and any necessary travel will be arranged. Requests for a specific Medical Clinic may be considered. Travel costs are included for approved diagnostic procedures.
A claim may be started when an MRI or CT Scan has been requested by a GP and the procedure is subject to a Canadian medical wait list. When approved by the DSAI Claims Department, covered Diagnostic Procedures are limited to the following:
Once a procedure for an Insured Person has been approved, the DSAI Claims Department will coordinate the Diagnostic Procedure and make any travel arrangements if necessary.
Transportation costs incurred by an Insured Person while travelling to and from the approved diagnostic facility will be reimbursed upon completion of an authorized Diagnostic Procedure or
medical referral. This benefit is calculated by measuring the round-trip travel distance from the Insured Person’s Canadian Residence to the approved diagnostic facility according to the most recent geographical data available to our Claims Department.
DSAI has limitations and exclusions, see Policy for full details.
“Diagnostic Procedure” whenever used in this policy means a specific test or series of steps done to help diagnose a disease or condition.
“Procedural Waiting List” whenever used in this policy means a list of patients who have been
recommended for Diagnostic Procedure by an appropriate specialist Physician in Canada and for whom the procedure has not been initiated or completed.