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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 »

Fee Code Deletions

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Since October 1, 2015, certain fee schedule codes have been removed from the Schedule of Facility Fees. The Ministry has provided a chart detailing the fee code deletions. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/4000/bulletin_4000_mn.aspx These deletions mirror the changes to the Schedule as set out in Bulletin 4657.

Highlights from the 2015 Conference

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 A summary of the majority of presentations from the annual IDCA conference are now posted. Conference Presentations Look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!

New Health Information Protection Act introduced by MOHLTC

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The Minister of Health and Long-Term Care introduced the Health Information Protection Act, 2015 (HIPA) in the Ontario legislature on September 16th. The Bill is comprised of two schedules: Schedule 1 is called: Amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 and to certain related statutes. It contains amendments to several Acts, that if… Read more »