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IHF Licensee Requirements Related to Sonographers

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The MOHLTC sent out a letter to all IHF owners on April 1, 2019. Effective January 1, 2019, diagnostic medical sonographers (DMS) in Ontario must be registered with the CMRTO to be legally authorized to practice the profession and apply sound waves for diagnostic ultrasound to patients. You can verify whether an individual is registered… Read more »

Google Chrome Vulnerability

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The MOHLTC’s Emergency Management Branch has forwarded this following information to the IHF community for action as required. Please see the attached document from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Service’s Cyber Security Division.

Reminder: Conference postponed until Sept 20, 2019

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After discussions with our confirmed government speakers, the IDCA has postponed its Friday April 5th conference until Friday September 20, 2019. We look forward to seeing you then! In the meantime, the IDCA will continue to its government relations initiatives on behalf of the IHF community.

IHFP response to recent compensation adjustment inquiry

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On behalf of IHF owners, the IDCA recently inquired and received a response from the Ministry’s IHFP re the recent arbitration decision between the MOHLTC and the OMA. The inquiry was that in the arbitration decision the compensation adjustments state: “For further clarify these increases will apply to office-based technical fees and facility fees, but… Read more »

Supplemental information from IHFP:

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As mentioned [in the previous information from the IHFP, the MOHLTC is] targeting implementation for the elimination of payment discounts effective April 1, 2019. Removal of the discount will be implemented for all *previously discounted* physician, technical and IHF facility-fee payments. In the months ahead additional information regarding the elimination of payment discounts and the… Read more »

Annual Conference Postponed Until Sept 20, 2019

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On February 26, 2019,  the Ontario government introduced The People’s Health Care Act, 2019, that would, if passed, support the establishment of local Ontario Health Teams and would integrate multiple existing provincial agencies into a single health agency – Ontario Health.After discussions with our confirmed speakers, the IDCA has postponed its April 5th conference until Friday September 20,… Read more »

Consolidation of Health Services

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The government will be introducing new legislation to consolidate its agencies into Ontario Health. We’ll be on the information call cited in the letter to stakeholder.

Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care …first report.

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The first report puts forth the details of significant change and the foundation for new legislation.  The IDCA is reviewing the document and will be providing feedback.  If there are comments you’d like to share please forward them to Stephanie Bolton, Executive Director, IDCA, at  sbolton@idca.ca. 

Assessments to Use the Updated CPPs

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During the past year, updates were made to the CPPs for Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and PFT.  The  Ministry’s IHF Program has advised that all new assessments will be conducted using the updated CPPs.  The PHO IPAC checklists were also updated and these are now being using to conduct the assessments. The IHFP will soon… Read more »