February 23, 2011
Ontario is proposing evidence based changes to OHIP coverage for certain health care services as well as proposed changes for OHIP-funded out-of-country procedures. The public is invited to comment on the proposed changes which are posted on Ontario's Regulatory Registry until March 13, 2011.
Ontario consulted with experts, including the Ontario Medical Association, in developing these proposed changes.
Proposed changes to OHIP payments for health services include:
Proposed changes to the funding of the OHIP Out-of-Country Program include:
The proposed changes to out-of-country service funding would not impact emergency procedures.
This proposal is part of Ontario's Excellent Care for All strategy which ensures that funding for health care is supported by evidence based practices. It also makes sure that funding is directed where the evidence shows the greatest value, without compromising access to health care services that are deemed medically necessary by experts.
Provide your input through Ontario's Regulatory Registry website.
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