Bulletin

   
Bulletin Number
        4380
Date
        December 14, 2001
Direct inquiries to

         Ministry of Health
         Processing Office


(address below)
Distribution
       Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories

Subject     

Changes to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory 

Services of April 1, 1999

BACKGROUND: 

 

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories (OAML) have agreed to the following changes to the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services:

 

a)      a change in the LMS units for code L713, cervicovaginal specimen, for tests carried out between April 1,          2001 and January 31, 2002, subject to certain conditions (see attachment)

b)      the addition of a new test for cervical screening using the monolayer cell methodology (code L733)          effective October 1, 2001

c)      reductions in LMS unit values for specified tests effective October 1, 2001 for the purpose of reducing   the laboratories’ total billings by $15 million for 2001/02 and $30 million in 2002/03

 

This bulletin provides details of these changes to the April 1, 1999 Schedule of Benefits.   Also attached is a copy of the Addendum dated April 1, 2001 to the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services.

 

  BILLINGS CHANGES

 

 

A.          LMS UNIT CHANGE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2001 - L713

 

Effective April 1, 2001, the Labour Material and Supervision (LMS) units for the following code has been revised as follows :

 

F.S. CODE

DESCRIPTION

OLD LMS
UNITS

NEW LMS UNITS

L713
 

Cervicovaginal specimen
 

20
 

27
 

 

B.          LMS UNIT CHANGE EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2002 - L713

 

Effective February 1, 2002, the LMS units for test L713 will be revised as follows:

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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 48
Kingston, ON
K7L 5J3