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Bulletin Number

4397

Date

February 1, 2003

Direct inquiries to

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Processing Office

(See Address Below)
Distribution

Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories


Subject

Schedule of Benefits Changes - February 1, 2003

The following three items are being implemented into the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services effective February 1, 2003 :

  1. The addition of the new service - Botulinum Toxin (Botox ®) injections are insured for treating focal spasticity secondary to an upper motor neuron disorder.
  2. a)   Amending the Schedule of Benefits to allow banked time for inpatient individual psychiatric care and psychotherapy.   
    b)   Increase the fee value of K199 inpatient psychiatric care to $60.10.
  3. Amending the number of anesthetic units for circumstances under which extra units may be claimed in addition to Basic Units for adults aged 80 years or older (code E018C) from 2 units to 3 units
  4. .

1. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: Injections or Infusions

Effective February 1, 2003, Botulinum Toxin injections are insured for treating focal spasticity secondary to an upper motor neuron disorder such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord or traumatic brain injury.

The following text will be inserted on page J49 of the Physical Medicine subsection of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures section of the Schedule of Benefits :