May 14, 2013 – Minister Matthews Statement on Mammography in Ontario
Please see attached a link to the statement made today by Minister Matthews regarding mammography in Ontario.
May 13, 2013 - CPSO Newsletter
The May 2013 edition of the CPSO newsletter for physicians who practice in independent health facilities and out of hospital premises has been posted on the CPSO webpage.
May 7, 2013 – Implementation of 0.5% Payment Discount on Facility Fees
The 0.5% discount per section 1 of the 2012 Physician Services Agreement will commence in April 2013 for services rendered on and after April 1, 2013, and will be applied to facility fee payments commencing with the May 2013 remittance. All facility fees listed in the "Schedule of Facility Fees for Independent Health Facilities" are subject to the 0.5% discount. Please see the attached link to bulletin 2086 and the Questions and Answers for further information.
March 20, 2013 – Submission of a Physician IHF Affiliation Authorization Document
When the IHFP receives a request to affiliate a physician to an IHF, the IHFP will be reviewing the physician's qualifications prior to processing the affiliation. This may require the IHF and/or the physician to provide additional information for review by the ministry or College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). The licensee should not allow a physician to provide services within the IHF until the qualifications have been confirmed. Please see attached a link to the new Physician IHF Affiliation Authorization document. The IHFP will only accept the revised version of the Physician IHF Affiliation Authorization document from this date forward.
January 1, 2013 – Addition of Preamble to Schedule of Facility Fees
In an effort to help ensure that Independent Health Facility licensees are aware of and understand their obligations in regard to charging facility fees to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), preambles have been added to each section of the Schedule of Facility Fees (SOFF). The preambles are intended to remind Licensees of their legal obligations and existing MOHLTC policy with respect to the billing of the facility fees set out in the SOFF. Licensees are required to review the SOFF and preambles.
October 11, 2012 – Change to the funding of the IHF quality assurance program
Prior to April 1, 2012, the Ministry funded the CPSO’s Quality Management Program for IHFs. Going forward, the CPSO will charge fees directly to IHFs for these costs. Please see the attached letter that has been mailed to all IHF licensees at their respective mailing addresses.
October 1, 2012 – Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer Web Page Launch
Further to INFOBulletin 2083, the Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer webpage will be launched in October 2012, initially to enable the phasing out of diskette submissions for medical claims. Please see the attached link to bulletin 2084 for further information.
August 29, 2012 – New Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer Webpage
The ministry is pleased to announce the launch of the new Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer (MC EDT) web page, effective October 1, 2012. The web page is the first of two services that will allow secure transmission of OHIP medical claims and payment reports over the Internet. Please see the attached link to bulletin 2083 for further information.
The Independent Health Facilities Program licenses, funds and coordinates quality assurance assessments of community-based non-hospital facilities in Ontario that provide insured diagnostic services (ultrasound, x-ray, pulmonary function, nuclear medicine and sleep studies) and/or insured surgical/treatment services (e.g., cataract surgery, dialysis, plastic surgery).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information provided on this webpage please contact the Independent Health Facilities Program at 613-548-6637.