Ontario Society of Chiropodists Procedure Codes and Fee Guide Update
Published on Friday,12 August, 2016

Ontario Society of Chiropodists Procedure Codes and Fee Guide Update
The OSC has been working on updating the Chiropody Suggested Procedure Codes and Fee Guide and hope to finalize and release it in the fall.

The OSC Chiropody Suggested Procedure Codes and Fee Guide is intended to serve as a reference to enable the development of structured, standardized procedure codes and fees in order to create and maintain consistent lines of communication between chiropody offices and the insurance companies processing patients' extended health care claims.
      * The Society has no interest in regulating what individual chiropodists charge for various procedures.  Cost or price decisions can be left up to individual clinicians working across the province. One that is fair and reasonable to both the patients and to the practitioner.  The fees listed within OSC fee guide are not mandatory, only suggested, and each practitioner is expected to determine the fees which will be charged for the services performed. 
     *The Society's ability to articulate and demonstrate the value of the profession of chiropody to the Minister of Health and Long-term Care and other key stakeholders has been undermined by a comprehensive lack of data.  We have struggled to be able to easily answer questions relating to who is doing what, how often, where, why and for whom.
      * To address this "data gap" the Society is proposing to introduce a coding system that we can all use to ensure that we're all describing apples as apples and oranges and oranges - and so the Board will have access to an expanded array of evidence we can use to articulate why investing in chiropody is money well spent.
     * To increase access to electronic billing and EDI transactions.  Insurance companies write programs to read and process the billing codes hence why a standard coding system is required. This would allow you to offer your patients additional value and lower out-of-pocket expenses by submitting their claims on their behalf. It provides a direct link between patients and insurers to streamline claims processing and shorten reimbursement times for providers resulting in increased client satisfaction and loyalty due to fewer out-of-pocket expenses; your clients pay only the portion not covered by their group insurance. It would provide real-time confirmation of claim payments as a web-based claims service providing faster claims processing and increased accuracy.

If some of you are particularly concerned and would like to volunteer and provide input working with the OSC  Fee Guide Committee,  please forward your email to  president@ontariochiropodist.com

HPRAC Update
Published on Wednesday,10 August, 2016

HPRAC Update Unfortunately we have not heard anything definitive regarding an HPRAC release date.  The Ontario Society of Chiropodists... login to see more

Chiropodists Drug Survey
Published on Friday, 3 June, 2016

Are you frustrated with the delays for the Chiropodist's new drug list? Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OSCDrugSurvey

OSC Calendar for June
Published on Thursday, 2 June, 2016

June 06, 2016 Advocacy Day at Queen's Park
June 13, 2016 OSC Board of Directors Meeting
June 24, 2016 COCOO Council Meeting

Clinic Regulation Update
Published on Thursday, 2 June, 2016

Clinic Regulation Update: After the public consultation ended, the Clinic Regulation Working Group met in February 2016 to consider nex... login to see more

May is Foot Health Month
Published on Wednesday, 4 May, 2016

Once again the the OSC will be undertaking a social media campaign to promote International Foot Health Month.  Like last year, we will be posting photos of people holding the foot health month sign - DOWNLOAD HERE.

We have prizes for the best picture and best scenic location. Enter to win a subscription to the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 
If anyone has patients who are known to the public, please get a picture of them with the OSC foot health sign as well and tweet @yourOSC as well as #loveyourfeet #yourOSC #foothealthmonth #repostthemost

HPRAC Update
Published on Wednesday,30 March, 2016

We are still waiting for the Minister of Health to make the document publicly available. Unfortunately, there may be some further delays, as Shanno... login to see more

Diagnostics and Drugs: Chiropodists Need for Expanded Scope of Practice
Published on Tuesday,29 March, 2016

The MOHLTC indicated that the next focus in Ontario for regulated health care providers will be on drug regulations and diagnostics. The OSC is ... login to see more

2016 Spring Conference
Published on Friday,11 March, 2016

Click HERE to access the full program for our upcoming May 13-14 Spring Conference.

WSIB Update
Published on Thursday,21 January, 2016

PROGRAM OF CARE FOR LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES September 2005. Lower extremity injuries consisted of – hip, thigh/femur, knee, ank... login to see more

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