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New agreement between province and Ontario Medical Association

August 25, 2011

The Ontario government and the Ontario Medical Association have agreed to changes to the final year of the four-year Physician Services Agreement. These changes are aimed at getting an even greater “bang for the taxpayers’ buck” by ensuring that publicly-funded Medicare services are based on medical evidence and best practice.

The changes include:

  • A new payment model for methadone that reduces unnecessary tests and increases access to doctors;
  • A reduction in ophthalmology fees, including those for cataract surgery; and
  • Reduced payment for screening endoscopy services.

For more information go to “Improving Publicly-Funded Health Care for Ontarians” at www.news.ontario.ca.

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