Permanent adjustments of the Year 1 and Year 2 increases will be effective April 1, 2023.

To: Sioux Lookout Regional Physician Services Incorporated (SLRPSI) Physicians
Category: Primary Health Care Services, Physician Services
Written by: Negotiations Branch, Physician and Provider Services Division
Date issued: March 31, 2023

The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association have been working together to implement physician compensation increases in accordance with the 2021 Physician Services Agreement (PSA).

The PSA provides for Year 1 and Year 2 compensation increases to be implemented as permanent adjustments to physician payments effective April 1, 2023. The permanent increase amounts vary according to relativity as outlined in the PSA. They are allocated to each section or physician grouping, as per page 6 of the Financial Agreement of the PSA.

Blended Fee-For-Service (BFFS) premium increase

Effective April 1, 2023, BFFS premium payments will increase from 5% to 20% of the approved amount on all shadow-billed claims.

Base payment increase

Effective April 1, 2023, the following payment elements under your funding agreement will be increased by 11% and will be reflected on your May 2023 Payment Summary:

  • Q500-Sioux Lookout (In Town)
  • Q501-In Community Sioux Lookout Agreement-Day One
  • Q502-In Community Sioux Lookout Agreement-Day Two
  • Q503-In Community Sioux Lookout Agreement-Day Three
  • Q504-In Community Sioux Lookout Agreement-Day Four
  • Q505-In Community Sioux Lookout Agreement-Day Five
  • Q506-Sioux Lookout Agreement-General Practitioner Specialist
  • Q507-Sioux Lookout Agreement-Travel Days
  • Q509-Sioux Lookout Agreement-On Call

Fee Schedule code increases effective April 1, 2023

Effective April 1, 2023, the Fee Schedule Master (FSM) will be updated to reflect new values for fee-for-service (FFS) codes as agreed to between the ministry and the OMA at the Physician Payment Committee (PPC). For more information, please see INFOBulletin 230310.


Physician Services Agreement; PSA; physicians; payments

Contact information

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