TITLE

Ontario overhauls medical audit regime

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p334
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Ontario legislature has passed a bill to make the province's medical audit system less onerous. Ontario Medical Association (OMA) president Janice Willett says that the new system addresses many shortcomings of the previous one, and also provides accountability on physician billing. It is informed that the new system calls for setting up of a Physician Payment Review Board which will have the power to suspend a physician's right to bill Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). The new system reportedly has a provision that allows physicians to recover legal costs, and also incorporates a new method for calculating interest awards.
ACCESSION #
26582780

 

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