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July 10, 2003

Direct inquiries to

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Processing Office

(See Address Below)

Independent Health Facilities


Removal of 7% Discount on Payment of Facility Fees to Licensed Independent
Health Facilities

In accordance with the agreement reached between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association in April of 2003, the current seven percent discount on the payment of facility fees to licensed independent health facilities will be removed effective August 1, 2003.

There is also a change being made to the Schedule of Facility Fees (SOFF) to correspond to the change negotiated to the Schedule of Benefits under the Health Insurance Act.

General Ultrasound

Effective April 1, 2003, the technical fee for J182B/J482B is increased from $24.05 to $25.90.