Canadian Rheumatology 2020: Workforce and Wellness Survey

Canadian Rheumatology 2020: Workforce and Wellness Survey It has been 5 years since the first national workforce survey and it’s time to check in with rheumatologists across the country. In addition to understanding issues […]

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Now Accepting 2021 ORA Membership Renewals

The Ontario Rheumatology Association is now accepting online membership renewals. In light of the financial challenges many of us have endured over the last 6 months, we will not be increasing membership fees this year. The […]

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Transition to Publicly Funded Shingrix® Vaccine for Ontario’s Shingles Immunization Program

Starting mid-October 2020, the Ontario publicly funded shingles (Herpes Zoster) immunization program will begin to transition to Shingrix® vaccine instead of Zostavax®II vaccine. It is important to note that this is for adults […]

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Biosimilar Form

With so many new and emerging biosimilars, we have created a simple document that you may find useful. We will update it as new information becomes available.  You may access the form here: […]

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OHIP Bulletin (Posted on August 7, 2020)

To access the August 7, 2020 OHIP Bulletin, please click on this link: OHIP Bulletin Aug 7 2020 Please also note the following information provided by OMA President Dr. Samantha Hill: Phase I […]

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Common Questions on E078 Billings

With the recent good news announcement from the OMA on E078, many of you have questions on how to move forward. Dr. Philip Baer has written to the ORA membership to provide some […]

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Good News Announcement from the OMA on E078!

The OMA announced yesterday that the payment equivalent to in-office fees will now be made for all virtual visits (assuming all requirements in the Schedule of Benefits are met), including E078! Here is […]

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Virtual Physical Assessment in Arthritis Care – Webinar July 6

The Arthritis Health Professional Association is hosting a webinar on virtual care. The guest speaker is Jocelyne Murdoch. The webinar takes place on July 6, 7:30pm. For more information including login details, please […]

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Special Authorization Digital Information Exchange (SADIE) 2.0 Now Available – with Designates!

The MOHLTC has confirmed that SADIE 2.0 is now available! For more information, and to access SADIE, please visit the Ministry website: SADIE […]

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Special Authorization Forms for Hydroxychloroquine No Longer Required by Green Shield Canada

We have spoken directly with Green Shield Canada, and we are pleased to confirm that special authorization forms are no longer required when prescribing HCQ. If you experience any challenges, please contact admin@ontariorheum.ca […]

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