Keeping Health Care Providers informed of payment, policy or program changes

To: Primary Care Physicians
Published by: Negotiations Branch, Ministry of Health
Date Issued: March 16, 2020

Note: Primary Care Physicians INFOBulletin #11229, contained a typo in the title of the INFO Bulletin noting the Primary Care provisions as effective as of March 13, 2020.

The correct date that should have been referenced in the title is March 14, 2020 – which is the effective date of both the new K-codes in support of COVID-19, as well as the related primary care payments for these codes.

This bulletin is a general summary provided for information purposes only. Physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers are directed to review the Health Insurance Act, Regulation 552, and the Schedules under that regulation, for the complete text of the provisions.  You can access this information at the e-laws web pages.  In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between this bulletin and the applicable legislation and/or regulations, the legislation and/or regulations prevail.