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TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE MEDICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AUDIT PROCESS

Existing Cases at the MRC
Physicians whose accounts have been referred to the MRC prior to September 1, 2004 are, by default, considered to have their audit suspended. However, within 30 days of September 1, 2004, physicians may choose to have the ministry conduct an audit. If a physician then disputes the ministry decision, he or she may appeal the decision to the TPAP within 15 days of notice of the decision.

Physician requested reviews or reconsiderations at the MRC prior to September 1, 2004 are also, by default, suspended. The physician may, however, request a review or reconsideration by the TPAP by October 1, 2004.

If an MRC audit has been suspended pending the implementation of a best practices audit system, no interest will be payable during the suspension period.


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