The OMA and Ontario Ministry of Health have agreed to temporary codes to facilitate telemedicine and virtual care much as they did during the SARS outbreak a few years ago. The codes are not limited to COVID-19 screenings or patients with COVID-19, but are in place to reduce the risk of community spread by keeping people at home and out of doctors’ offices.
Some Tips for billing TeleMedicine
- You can bill the Q012 after-hours premium against K080, K081 and K082 where appropriate.
- Services must be documented on the patient’s medical record (including the start and stop times)
- These codes will not contribute to Outside Use
- These fees will not contribute to the Fee-For-Service-Hard-Cab
Virtual Care INFOBulletins
- Virtual Care Program – New Virtual Care Billing Codes Effective (April 1, 2020)
- Changes to the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services in response to COVID-19 effective March 21, 2020
- Billing for virtual physician services and technical guidance
- Billing Amendments to Enable Direct-to-Patient Video Visits and Modernize Virtual Care Compensation
HIPPA/PIPEDA plans start at $270CAD per month, 10 hosts
Accessing OTNhub is free for health care practitioners funded 50% or more by MOH or OHIP.
Plans start at $49.00USD month, also has full Telemedicine implementation kits
The basic plan is free, includes several options to upgrade from $35 to $50USD per month/provider
As of March 17, 2020 a promotion was sent out indicating no charges or fees for six months. Fully integrated with Accuro EHR, works as a stand-alone with other EMR
Pricing details are not available online, you must request pricing before they will send it to you.
Telemedicine for mental health care professionals, pricing information was not available online