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

To: All Physicians
Published by: Health Services Branch, Ministry of Health
Date Issued: March 21, 2020

In support of the government's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario, the Minister of Health has made an Order under the authority of subsection 45(2.1) of the Health Insurance Act to temporarily list as an insured service a new fee code for eligible assessment centres that would differentiate physician payment for after-hours, weekend hours and holidays.

The new code comes into effect March 21, 2020.

Please Note: While payment for the provision of services associated with this temporary code is effective March 21, 2020, system changes will be implemented over the coming weeks to process payment. As a result, the ministry requests that physicians wait to submit claims for this code until further notice. Further information regarding this change will be forthcoming.

Temporary Code

H410 per one hour period, or major part thereof on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or Monday to Friday afterhours (5pm-7am) - $220.00

For any further inquiries, please contact the Service Support Contact Centre at 1-800-262-6524.