|APPENDIX B -Other Changes
The following changes are
reflected in the amended Schedule of Benefits package issued April 1, 1999.
- DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES
Effective April 1, 1999 the addition of new definitions for "Specimen" are
added to the Pathology preamble pages J16, J17.
Addition of: L851 Organ or Large Specimen
Complex Small or Large Specimen
Comprehensive Large Specimen
- INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION
Bulletin 4326 issued November 30, 1998 advised that the Ministry of Health has
expanded the influenza immunization program to also cover patient care staff working in
long term care facilities. The Schedule of Benefits page (J18) has been amended
accordingly to reflect this change.
- ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS REQUESTED BY Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (RN(EC)).
As a follow-up to Bulletin 4325, issued November 30, 1998, the Schedule of Benefits
page J6 has been amended.
- PRENATAL ULTRASOUNDS REQUESTED BY MIDWIVES
Bulletin 4324 and Bulletin 1001 outline the requirements for requests of prenatal
ultrasounds by midwives. Refer to Diagnostic Ultrasound preamble page G2 for details.
- ULTRASOUND FEES CORRECTION
Bulletin 4322 – November 1998 advised that the amended Schedule of Benefits page
(G2.1) would be issued with the correct fees.