EXCLUSIVE: changes proposed to OHIP coverage - 2019-04-04

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F0.png EXCLUSIVE: changes proposed to OHIP coverage April 4, 2019, Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews

Big changes are being proposed to healthcare coverage in Ontario as the provincial government is looking to find half a billion dollars worth of savings from within OHIP, CityNews has learned.

Tests and procedures ranging from diabetes and pain management to colonoscopies are under review by an "appropriateness" working group made up of doctors from the Ontario Medical Association and government officials. The group is looking at latest and best practices to see what medical tests ordered by doctors are unnecessary, overused or inappropriate.

OHIP services have not been carefully examined in years as doctors did not have a contract with the province. A new contract was agreed upon in February and the working group to find savings is part of the agreement.

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