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Resource Manual for Physicians
2.2 General Preamble (Continued)
Special visits do not apply when rendered in a place other than a hospital or long-term care facility that is open for patients to attend, such as a walk-in clinic. For example, if a physician has an office and a secretary is present the physician cannot bill for a special visit if the physician drives to the office to see a patient(s), including weekends and evenings. Patients seen during office hours held on nights or Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays do not qualify for any of the special visit premiums./p>
Surgical Assistantsí Services
The Surgical Assistantsí Services section of the General Preamble provides a list of specific elements for assistance at surgery as well as information regarding these services.
The anesthesiologistsí section of the General Preamble provides a list of specific elements for anesthesiologistsí services as well as information regarding these services.
For further details or clarification regarding any of these issues, please refer to the General Preamble of the Schedule of Benefits or contact your local OHIP office.