To maintain patient access to health care and to ensure hospitals have flexibility in responding to changing needs throughout the fall and winter season, the Ministry of Health (the ministry) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) have reached an agreement to extend temporary physician funding initiatives under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) until March 31, 2023, as outlined below.

This INFOBulletin is intended to advise of the changes to support health system planning.

Existing Initiatives Being Extended

The ministry is extending the following temporary physician funding initiatives:

COVID-19 Sessional Fees

  • Continue the H409 and H410 sessional fees for insured services rendered by physicians at eligible COVID-19 Assessment Centres designated by the ministry until March 31, 2023.
  • Refer to INFOBulletin 210305 for details on this initiative.

After Hours Procedure Premiums

  • Continue the temporary payment criteria for after-hours procedure premiums E409 and E410, including eligible elective surgeries and procedures, to March 31, 2023.
  • Refer to INFOBulletins 201110 and 210402 for details on the premiums.

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