IHFs may be nos. 51 on the list, but Premier Ford has named independent health facilities as an essential service that may remain open during the response to Covid-19. Link: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces.doc
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The following information is provided by First Durham Insurance & Financial, a keen supporter of the IHF community for more than a decade: Everyone, of course, wants to know if loss of income from this pandemic is an insurable loss? The short answer is no. Loss of income (business interruption) due to a pandemic… Read more »
The Ministry of Health asks IHFs to follow this link which has a specific information sheet for IHFs and signage to be posted in clinics: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/2019_guidance.aspx. Follow up with the Ministry’s emergency management unit if more information regarding supplies is needed. CMOH Directive #1 2020 03 12 2019_signs_EN_patients 2019_ihf_guidance for IHFs
IHFs will get a 3.54% technical fee increase on April 1, 2020. FYI: there have been a number of professional fee code changes too; a comprehensive list is available on the OMA website.
The following documents have been issued to healthcare providers: – Information from the Ministry of Health – Case Definition for Novel Coronavirus – Update (in English) from Public Health Agency of Canada – Update (in French) from Public Health Agency of Canada As new information becomes available, it will be shared with you. In… Read more »
The IDCA sent a letter to Minister Elliott outlining our concerns with Bill 138 before it passed second reading in the House.Letter
In response to Bill 138, the IDCA has raised concerns regarding the payment and accountability changes being proposed. Here is more detail regarding the issue Info. Your action is required to see changes to the proposed new legislation .Action Document
Focus: Where do IHFs fit into Ontario’s transforming healthcare system Get full details in our invitation 2019 IDCA Conference invitation Register today IDCA 2019 Conference Registration Form. Send a representative! Learn from the information shared and give your feedback directly.
Second report from Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine. https://www.ontario.ca/document/healthy-ontario-building-sustainable-health-care-system *Thank you.* *Stephanie Bolton* *IDCA*
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 »