bulletin

Bulletin Number
        4346
Date
        October 1, 1999
Direct inquiries to
         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office

(address below)
Distribution
        Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, and Laboratories
Subject      CHANGES TO THE PHYSICIANS’ SCHEDULE OF BENEFITS and TECHNICAL FEE ADJUSTMENTS FOR OCTOBER 1, 1999

According to the current 3-year agreement with the OMA, the Physician Services Committee (PSC), monitors physician expenditures and makes appropriate recommendations.

 The current set of initiatives are being implemented October 1, 1999, to manage expenditures for fiscal year 1999/2000.  The measures include changes to the Physician Schedule of Benefits, and to the amounts paid for technical fees to cover equipment and overhead in hospitals and independent health facilities.

 1.                  TECHNICAL FEE ADJUSTMENTS

 The technical fee adjustment applied to claims with a service date on or after October 1, 1999 has been adjusted as follows:

  • hospital diagnostic groups – change from 3 % to 7%

  • Independent Health Facilities (IHF’s) – change from 4.2% to 7%

Next page... /2

Office locations
Barrie
30 Poyntz St.
L4M 3P2
Hamilton
119 King St. W
P.O. Box 2280, Stn. A
L8N 4C8
Kenora
220-808 Robertson St.
P9N 1X9
Kingston
1055 Princess St.
P.O. Box 9000
K7L 5A9
Kitchener
1400 Weber St. E.
Unit B2
N2A 3Z8
London
217 York St., 5th FloorP.O. Box 5700
Terminal A
N6A 1B7
Mississauga
201 City Centre Dr.
P.O. Box 7020, Stn. A
L5A 3M1
North Bay
101-447 McKeown St.
P1B 9S9
Oshawa
Exec. Tower,
Oshawa Centre.
419 King St. W.
P.O. Box 635 L1H 8L4
Ottawa
Fuller Building
75 Albert Street
K1P 5Y9
Owen Sound
981 2nd Avenue E.
N4K 2H5
Peterborough
550 Lansdowne St. W.
K9J 8J8
St. Catharines
59 Church St
3rd Floor
L2R 3C3
Sarnia
452 Christina St. N.
N7T 5W4
Sault Ste. Marie
Roberta Bondar Place
70 Foster Dr., Ste. 100
P6A 6V4
Sudbury
199 Larch St.,
Suite 801
P3E 5R1
Thunder Bay
435 James St. S. ,
Suite 113
P7E 6T1
Timmins
38 Pine St. N., Ste. 110
P4N 6K6
Toronto
2195 Yonge St.
P.O Box 1700 Stn. A
M5W 1G9
Windsor
1427 Ouellette Ave.
N8X 1K1
Head Office
P.O. Box 38
Kingston, ON
K7L 5J2