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Keeping Health Care Providers informed of payment, policy or program changes

To: All physicians

Published by: Health Services Branch, Ministry of Health

Date Issued: January 22, 2020

Bulletin Number: 4739

Re: Review of the GP Focused Practice Designation Program

Posted Electronically Only

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The Ministry of Health (the ministry) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), through the Primary Care Working Group (PCWG), have agreed to carry out a joint review of the GP Focused Practice Designation Program.

The PCWG will discuss program parameters to determine how the intent of the program is being satisfied and identify what improvements might be made.

Please note that all outstanding applications for a GP Focused Practice designation are being reviewed using current program eligibility criteria. It is anticipated that the review will be completed before February 1, 2020, in time for the spring application deadline and that program eligibility and application requirements may change.

However, if the review continues past this date, applications will be accepted and assessed under the current criteria until the PCWG completes its review.

Additional information about changes to the program will be shared upon completion of the review.

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) continues to be the initial program contact with physicians.

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