DO NOT SUBMIT VIRTUAL CODES YET

Please do not submit any of the new virtual care billing codes including K083 until directed by the OMA and the Ministry that this code can be accepted by OHIP computers. There has […]

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New Rituximab Biosimilar Now Available! + Actemra Auto Injector & Pre-filled Syringe Approved by EAP!

Effective today, March 31, Truxima (rituximab) has new LU codes for RA. Here is the information shared by the Ministry: Truxima (rituximab) 100mg/10mL, 500mg/50mL – Inj Sol (CEH) LU Code 575 For the […]

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COVID-19 and Recommended Sources for Information

Published March 3, 2020.  Last updated March 31, 2020 2:35PM The ORA has compiled a list of online resources that members may consult for information on COVID-19.  These links are being provided as […]

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Information on Providing Care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published March 6, 2020.  Last updated March 25, 2020  1:45PM This section originally contained information on providing virtual care for your patients.  Given the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 we have expanded to […]

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ORA Supports the OMA Policy on Distancing and Statement on Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The ORA offers its support of the new revised OMA policy on Physical Distancing.  In particular we support the revised guidance for “Physical Distancing and Social Isolation” which makes even more explicit the […]

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EAP Renewals Automatically Extended for 90 Days

Good news! We have heard from David Schachow, Director, Drug Programs Delivery Branch, that the Ontario Public Drug Programs is authorizing the automatic extension of all EAP approvals with a funding date that […]

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Special Message from the ORA President regarding COVID-19

Published March 16, 2020.  12:50PM Dear Members, March break is usually a time of family, travel, relaxation and welcoming signs of Spring. Instead of that, this year we are faced with an entirely […]

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ORA Position Statement on Infusion Clinics

The ORA has created a position statement on infusion clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The position update may be updated over the coming weeks so please check back often. Link: ORA position on […]

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Important Announcement about the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

Managing concerns around COVID-19: An updated message to our community about the ORA Annual Scientific Meeting taking place April 17-19, 2020 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre Published March 12, 2020.   Last updated March […]

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ORA & MOHLTC Partnership

The ORA has enjoyed a longstanding partnership with the MOHLTC that is beneficial to everyone in the arthritis community. Recently David Schachow, Director, Drug Programs Delivery wrote a letter to the ORA to […]

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