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OHIP Bulletins


Keeping Health Care Providers informed of payment, policy or program changes

To: Health Care Providers

Published by: Negotiations Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Date Issued: February 5, 2019

Bulletin Number: 4718

Re: Northern Physician Retention Initiative (NPRI)

Posted Electronically Only

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Northern Physician Retention Initiative (NPRI)

The 2018-19 application form for the Northern Physician Retention Initiative is currently available.

Again this year, payments will be processed through the OHIP claims payment system and deposited in the bank account associated with your OHIP solo billing number. It is your responsibility to ensure your banking information is correct. To update your banking information, contact the Claims Services Branch – Provider Registry Unit either by telephone at 1-800-262-6524 or by completing the following form Application for OHIP Direct Bank Payment for Health Care Professionals.

The deadline for submitting your application for the Northern Physician Retention Initiative is March 31, 2019. Applications received or postdated after March 31, 2019 will not be processed.

For information on the Northern Physician Retention Initiative:

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