- Other Changes to the Schedule
The Ministry is also implementing several other outstanding
- Changes for G467 and Audiology fees deferred
The Physician Services Committee continues to review options for change to G467 and
Audiology fees. No changes are being implemented on April 1, 1999.
- Hospital Technical Fee Reductions for 1999/2000
A tripartite committee of the Ministry of Health, the OMA, and the Ontario Hospital
Association (OHA) has recommended a decrease of the technical fee reduction for services
provided in hospitals from 6.7% to 3.0%, This reduction will commence with claims having a
service date of April 1, 1999.
Thresholds for 1999 / 2000 remain the same: GPs: $300,000 (first threshold level) and
Specialists: $380,000 (first threshold level). The exemptions from threshold also remain
the same as indicated in Appendix E of the Schedule of Benefits.
The Specialist Retention Initiative (SRI) program will continue to be available for
physicians who are eligible for the program. (Re: Bulletin 4323 November 30, 1998)
Contact the Northern Health Programs and Planning Branch for more information at: