Friday, 9 August 2013

No Fee Increase For Health Care Providers In 2013

A recent bulletin issued by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario released an updated Professional Services GuidelineThe main purpose of the revised Guideline was to recognize that kinesiologists are now regulated health professionals as defined in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule now that they are governed by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.

In an effort to avoid increasing costs in the auto insurance system, FSCO has not changed the hourly rates in the Guideline from the 2012 levels. This is in line with the commitment by the government to reduce auto insurance rates by 15% as outlined in the 2013 Spring Budget. The hourly rates of kinesiologists have also not changed.

The revised Guideline is effective August 3, 2013 but technically there is no change.

The FSCO bulletin and revised Guideline can be found here.

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