Changes to the Schedule of Benefits Physician Services and
Related Changes Effective April 1, 2001
pages of the Schedule are not distributed with this Bulletin. A
complete new edition of the official Schedule will be distributed
following this Bulletin. For your convenience, a complete updated
unofficial version of the Schedule will be available on the
Ministry's web site www.health.gov.on.ca.
Increase to Schedule of Benefits Fees of 2%
April 1, 2001, under the current agreement between the Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association, the
Schedule of Benefits will be revised to provide a 2.0% increase to
all fees except uninsured services that are listed in Appendix F
and technical, hospital and facility fees for diagnostic services.
As per the agreement, the Committee on Technical Fees will make
recommendations regarding technical, hospital and facility fees.
2.0% increase will be applied automatically to all claim
submissions for services provided on or after April 1, 2001.
Increase to Threshold Levels
April 1, 2001, for fiscal year 2001/2002, the threshold levels at
which reductions are calculated will increase by $10,000. For
General/Family Practitioners, the starting level will increase
from $330,000 to $340,000 and for specialists from $410,000 to
$420,000. The threshold reductions only take effect as these
higher OHIP earnings amounts are reached. After-hours non-elective
hospital services continue to be exempt from threshold reductions.