Ontario expanding number of private clinics that can perform OHIP surgeries – CTV

Jan. 17, 2024

The Ontario government will allow even more private clinics to perform surgical and diagnostic procedures in an effort to reduce wait times.

The announcement, made Wednesday by Health Minister Sylvia Jones, expands on legislation passed in May that allows for-profit and not-for –profit clinics to conduct surgeries covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). The procedures covered include cataract surgeries, MRI and CT scans, minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, and knee and hip replacements.

Jones said that more than 900 community surgical and diagnostic centres are operating in Ontario to date.

Beginning in spring 2024, the government will give more centres the green light to conduct these surgeries. Jones said this will allow for additional MRI and CT scans, GI endoscopies and orthopedic surgeries to be completed.

Jones did not say how many more clinics will be licenced to perform these surgeries.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-expanding-number-of-private-clinics-that-can-perform-ohip-surgeries-1.6729949

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