Bulletin Number
        April 3, 1998
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        Physicians, Hospitals, Clinics, and Laboratories
Subject      IHFA Licensing of Sleep Study Facilities
The Joint MOH/OMA Schedule of Benefits Working Group has recommended amending the Schedule of Benefits to require licensing under the Independent Health Facilities Act (IHFA) for facilities providing sleep study services.

If modified, the Schedule of Benefits would convert the existing technical fees (fee schedule codes G670, G673, G676 and G679 found on page J25 in the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedure section of the Schedule of Benefits) into facility fees paid under the IHFA.

Only the operators of facilities who are providing sleep study services on and before the date this bulletin was issued will be eligible to apply for a licence under the grandfathering clauses of the IHFA. Facilities which are established after the date this bulletin is issued will not be eligible for IHF licensing.

In the interim, any physician may submit claims for the technical and professional components of the sleep study services.

This change does not apply to facilities which are operated by public hospitals. The technical component of hospital service will continue to be billed to OHIP as an "H" fee.


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