Fee increases for fee schedule codes E386A and E683A which were effective April 1, 2020 are being processed for the November Remittance Advice (RA).

To: All Providers
Category: Physician Services
Written by: Claims Services Branch, Ontario Health Insurance Plan Division
Date issued: November 6, 2020

As awarded by the Kaplan Board of Arbitration, the Year 4 fee increases for the following Fee Schedule Codes (FSCs) were implemented on September 1, 2020 with an effective date of April 1, 2020:

  • E386A– Extradural decompression-spinal cord or cauda equina, tumour or infection
  • E683A– when performed thorascopically or by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

A Medical Claims Adjustment (MADJ) is being processed to adjust and pay the increase on claims submitted for E386A and E683A with service dates between April 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020. These adjustments will appear on the November 2020 Remittance Advice.

Medical Claims Adjustments (MADJ)

  • Please note that during the MADJ process, the claims processing system selects an entire claim for reprocessing.
  • A single claim can include multiple fee schedule codes and all codes will be reprocessed.
  • Claims that have been reprocessed will appear on the Remittance Advice (RA) with explanatory code ’55-This deduction is an adjustment on an earlier account’ and ’57-This payment is an adjustment on an earlier account’.


E386; E683; Kaplan; Year 4

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