Please contact email@example.com with any issues that arise from implementation of the Patients First ActAchieving and maintaining efficiency in a medical practice is not an easy task. However, effective office management ensures a successful practice. Regardless of your specialization, your medical office requires effective practice management solutions to deliver optimal health care results. These practice management resources will ensure that you employ policies and procedures that will have a positive impact on your practice operations.
Employment Standards ActThe recent passing of Ontario Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, has resulted in changes to the Employment Standards Act previously made by Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. The OMA has developed this comparison table that outlines these changes which take effect January 1, 2019.
Fitness to DriveThe Highway Traffic Act has been amended to reflect new requirements that prescribe the medical conditions and impairments that are mandatory to report as well as allow for discretionary reporting. As a result, the Ministry of Transportation’s Medical Condition Report form will be updated and replace the existing form on July 1, 2018. The fee code (K035) will stay the same. For more information on this change, please click here.
As of October 1, 2017, new privacy breach notification requirements came into effect under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). The new requirements set out circumstances when notice must be provided to the Information Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) with regard to the theft, loss or unauthorized use or disclosure of personal health information. To assist health information custodians in ensuring compliance with the new reporting provisions under PHIPA, the IPC has issued a guideline Reporting a Breach to the Privacy Commissioner for the Health Sector. The guideline identifies the seven privacy breach situations that now require reporting to the IPC, including concrete examples.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the OMA have jointly established the Education and Prevention Committee (EPC). The EPC's primary goal is to educate physicians about submitting OHIP claims that accurately reflect the services provided, and that are in compliance with the law. To that end, the EPC prepares Interpretive Bulletins to provide general advice and guidance to physicians on specific billing matters.
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