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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 »

New Conference by Michener for DI Technologists

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This Spring, the Michener Institute is hosting  WAVELENGTHS2019 – a symposium to advance scholarship and academic practice in the imaging professions.  Also, a pre-conference workshop to cultivate research capacity will be co-hosted by the Research Institute of Health Care Education and Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) & Bioethics at UHN.   Click here for the full invitation and… Read more »

New Nuc Med Standard

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Please be advised that the Independent Health Facilities (IHF) Clinical Practice Parameters and Facility Standards for Nuclear Medicine (which include PET/CT procedures) have been updated. Click here for more information.