APPENDIX B -Other Changes

The following changes are reflected in the amended Schedule of Benefits package issued April 1, 1999.

  1. 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
                            L852 Complex Small or Large Specimen
                            L853 Comprehensive Large Specimen
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. ULTRASOUND FEES CORRECTION
    Bulletin 4322 – November 1998 advised that the amended Schedule of Benefits page (G2.1) would be issued with the correct fees.
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