May 11, 2011
Based on expert medical advice and the best available medical evidence, Ontario is proposing changes to OHIP coverage for certain health care services, which would improve patient care.
The proposed changes include:
The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes, which are posted on Ontario's Regulatory Registry until May 26, 2011.
This proposal is part of Ontario's Excellent Care for All strategy which ensures that funding for health care is supported by evidence based practices. It also makes sure that funding is directed where the evidence shows the greatest value, without compromising access to health care services that are deemed medically necessary by experts.
The government has consulted with a wide range of experts, including the Ontario Medical Association, in developing these changes, which are designed to improve the quality and value of health care for Ontarians.
"We want to ensure taxpayers are getting the very best value for our health care dollars when it comes to delivering health care services. Experts are using the best available medical evidence to tell us the best way to provide coverage so that the most effective services are covered."
- Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Provide your input through Ontario's Regulatory Registry website.
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