The autumn is here with spectacular foliage and shorter, crisp days. Kids are back to school and holidays are done. With the sleepy days of summer behind us, the ORA has been busy working on many projects for our members.
We have had some excellent meetings with the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association on insurance issues and we hope to bring news on insurance renewal forms and EAP denial requests soon.
We are also working with the Ministry of Health to reform lab testing in rheumatology.
We have also revised our EAP forms to reflect changes in EAP drugs and the government has now released SADIE (Special Authorization Digital Information Exchange) to all users who wish to utilize the online portal to submit their EAP requests. Contact Sandy, ORA project manager for more information on this project.
Lots of work continues on our upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting to be held April 17-19, 2020 at Kingbridge Conference Centre. It is shaping up to be even better than our 2019 meeting so make sure to keep these dates set aside in your calendars. All in all, the ORA will continue to be very busy working your behalf for the rest of 2019. If there are issues you think we should be addressing, please let us know.