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IDCA Newsletter Overview

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On November 16, 2012, many of you attended the IDCA conference regarding the future of the IHF industry.  Informative speeches were given by representatives of the CPSO, the Ministry of Health, eHealth Ontario, as well as from a number of business experts.  Highlights were provided in the IDCA’s most recent newsletter including: Digitally enabled IHFs to be… Read more »

Thank you to our sponsors

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Thank you to our sponsors at the IDCA’s conference, The Future of the IHF Industry, on November 16th. First Durham Insurance & Financial Christie Innomed Toshiba Carestream Intelerad Medical Mart Zonare GE Healthcare Philips Royal Bank of Canada Canon Canada Esaote CAN-med Xtron Imaging RKS Medical Technologies Attendees were grateful and delighted to have the… Read more »

IDCA Presented to Rubin Panel; Recommendations Available

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The Ministry of Health sponsored the creation of a physician expert panel, chaired by Dr. Barry Rubin, that is looking at issues regarding self-referral and the appropriate utilization of imaging studies.  The IDCA, on behalf of the sector, submitted several documents to the expert panel, highlighting our concerns with the Ministry’s existing and proposed fee… Read more »

IHFs to pay CPSO for inspections/assessments

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The cost for the inspection/assessments of IHFs will no long be supported by the MOHLTC and will instead be required to be paid for by facilities themselves to the CPSO.  There will be a Q and A posted on the CSPO website early next week.  Please check it out at www.cpso.on.ca. Bulletin/Notice to the IHF… Read more »

IDCA conference Nov. 16th

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IDCA conference Nov. 16th Le Park Conference Centre 8432 Leslie Street (at Hwy 7) Richmond Hill. We have developed a program that is timely and relevant, and includes a large representation from the Ministry of Health, the IHF Program and eHealth Ontario, who will update us on regulatory matters affecting the future of community-based healthcare…. Read more »

Contacting MOHLTC regarding changes to the OHIP Schedule of Benefits

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The IDCA has written to the MOHLTC re changes to the OHIP Schedule of Benefits, both announced and proposed, which we perceive as having a significant impact on the sustainability of the IHF sector…Furthermore, clarification is needed regarding the self-referral guidelines performed in facilities. As part of the regulatory committee process, our next step will… Read more »

IHF Submission to the MoH

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The IDCA and OHFA have completed and forwarded the submission requested by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding diagnostic technical services funding. Furthermore, we have received preliminary feedback from the Ministry indicating that our recommendations are being viewed as positive, workable and in keeping with the Ministry’s goals and objectives for a sustainable,… Read more »