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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COVID-19 and Recommended Sources for Information

 Last updated December 17, 2020 The ORA has compiled a list of online resources that members may consult for information on COVID-19.  These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational […]

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Renewal Extensions During COVID

Both the Exceptional Access Program (EAP) and the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CHLIA) have announced an extension on the renewal process in order to uphold physical distancing measures. CHLIA has published […]

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ORA Position Statement – E078

The ORA has prepared a comprehensive document that explains the E078 billing issue and why it may jeopardize the future of patient care in Ontario if not resolved quickly. ORA Position: E078 Needs […]

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Good News! K083 Billing Code Can Now Be Submitted!

Please see the OMA Bulletin Here: OHIP Bulletin: Submitting K083 Code […]

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OHIP Bulletin – COVID-19 Advance Payment Program

Please find information on this program here: OHIP Bulletin – Advance Payment Program […]

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Delayed Payments For Virtual Care – How This Impacts Recently Graduated Rheumatologists

Delayed Funding for Virtual Care Puts New Rheumatologists at Risk of Closure, Affecting Patient Care During COVID-19 Every Ontarian has been affected by COVID-19, including recently graduated rheumatologists. New rheumatologists have stepped-up to […]

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