Bulletin 220601 — Payment of Q007A COVID‑19 Vaccine Patient Facilitation Fee
Payment of the Q007 COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Facilitation Fee will begin June 2022.
To: All physicians
Category: Physician Services; Primary Health Care Services
Written by: Negotiations Branch; OHIP, Pharmaceuticals and Devices Division
Date issued: June 1, 2022
Q007A background information
The Ministry of Health (the ministry), in agreement with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), introduced the new Fee Schedule Code (Q007A) COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Facilitation Fee to support the coordinating activities related to the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in Ontario. This new code was effective March 6, 2021 until March 6, 2022.
Where a Public Health Unit or the province has formally requested a physician or physicians to contact patients to assist in the registering/booking of their patients’ COVID-19 vaccination or to provide direct assistance in completing patient consent or other documentation, a one-time fee of $6.00 per patient is payable.
Q007A payment details
There will be two bulk payments of the Q007A which will occur in June 2022 and December 2022. The payment will appear on the provider’s June Remittance Advice under the accounting transaction “Vaccine Patient Fac. Fee”.
The June 2022 payment will consist of Q007A services assessed by the ministry between March 6, 2021 and March 6, 2022.
The December 2022 payment will consist of Q007A services assessed by the ministry after March 6, 2022.
By accepting this payment, physicians are deemed to agree with the terms and conditions regarding this payment as follows:
- Q007A is not payable where a physician only provides general information regarding how to access or register for a vaccination
- If the physician administered a COVID-19 vaccine (G593A) at any time to the same patient, the Q007A is not payable
- Q007A can only be billed once per patient
- Q007A is not payable for services rendered by the physician for the same time period H409/H410 is claimed
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