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Labour Consultations

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The Ministry of Labour is inviting employer and labour representatives to ensure that both perspectives are heard in developing the plans for the upcoming year. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to provide input on how Ontario’s occupational health and safety enforcement strategy can work to optimize workplace health, safety and fairness. These discussions… Read more »

Reminder re IFHP Policy on No Coordination of Benefits

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Review the latest notice reminding independent health facilities that a person may not access IFHP coverage if claiming (even in part) under a public or private health insurance plan/program. Furthermore, the IFHP does not coordinate benefits, hence, no co-payments are possible. See the full notice in English and French.  There is contact information should you have questions…. Read more »

Xray Survey Coming

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In the next few weeks, the Ministry will be contacting all facilities with an Xray machine used on humans in Ontario, to complete a questionnaire electronically.  The information your provide builds on the first assessment conducted in 2013 that helped provide the Ministry with an initial set of learnings about, and improvements to, the Ministry’s… Read more »

HQO Recommendations for Non-hospital Clinics

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In May 2016, Dr. Eric Hoskins,  Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, issued a statement  endorsing Health Quality Ontario’s report entitled “Building an Integrated System for Quality Oversight in Ontario’s Non-Hospital Medical Clinics”.    The links to his statement and the report with its recommendations are in English and French.

April 12 mammography webcast by quality management program (QMP)

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On April 12, 2016, from 5 to 6 p.m. EST, the Quality Management Partnership is holding a webcast targeted to facility clinical and administrative contacts for the Partnership’s mammography quality management program (QMP) and to Quality Advisors, clinicians and other staff who provide mammography. At this session, Dr. Rene Shumak, Quality Management Partnership Provincial Lead,… Read more »

Deadline to submit OTHP claims

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On April 1, 2016, the federal government will be restoring the Interim Federal Health Program. Claims for payment for health services provided on or before March 31, 2016, under the Ontario Temporary Health Program must be submitted before November 30, 2016. For more information, read the notice from Medavie Bluecross. OTHP Bulletin FINAL March 22-16… Read more »

Review and Submit Form by Feb 12th

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A request from QMP:   The executive at all IHFs,  hospitals, out-of-hospital premises,and private labs were recently sent a package containing a Quality Management Partnership Contact Request Form and a Quality Management Partnership Briefing Note.   Please review the materials and submit a completed form by February 12th, 2016.   If you did not receive… Read more »

Upcoming Webinar on Jan 29th – registration required

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From the Quality Management Partnership, MOHLTC: We recently shared with our stakeholders an announcement that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has asked the Quality Management Partnership to proceed with implementing quality management programs for colonoscopy, mammography and pathology. In January, we are hosting a webcast to discuss in more detail the benefits of… Read more »