Monday, January 1, 2018


Medical care should be as well, as Section 11 of the Canada Health Act stipulates a physician treating an out-of-province patient is to be paid at the rate in the physician’s province, not the patient’s province.
Payment is facilitated by a reciprocal billing agreement, but only Quebec has refused to sign it and pays MDs only at Quebec rates – generally the lowest in Canada, especially for specialists.
Meanwhile, Ontario physicians have been without a contract for four years and have faced certain fee cuts of 30-50%, as well as total payment clawbacks.

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