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DR. JOHN A. HARDY DISCUSSES PODIATRISTS AND OHIP COVERAGE IN ONTARIO

 

FROM THE OPMA WEBSITE IT STATES, " MOST OF THE SERVICES PERFORMED BY PODIATRISTS ARE PARTLY COVERED BY OHIP.  THIS IS WHY OUR OFFICE ASKS FOR YOUR OHIP CARD.  THERE IS A PER-VISIT AMOUNT OHIP COVERS UP TO AN ANNUAL MAXIMUM OF $135.  THE AMOUNT OHIP COVERS PER VISIT HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE 1989.  WHEN YOU VISIT, WE CLAIM TO OHIP FOR THE AMOUNT COVERED BY OHIP.  THIS REDUCES THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE TO PAY OR WHAT SHOULD BE CLAIMED TO YOUR PRIVATE INSURANCE.

SOME INSURANCE PLANS FORCE PATIENTS TO WAIT UNTIL ALL OF THEIR OHIP BENEFITS ARE EXHAUSTED BEFORE CLAIMING.  UNFORTUNATELY SOME INSURANCE PLANS, AS DEFINED BY THE EMPLOYER/OR UNION, FORCE INSURERS TO INSIST THAT THEIR INSURED CAN ONLY CLAIM FOR THE SERVICES OF PODIATRISTS AFTER THE ANNUAL OHIP INSURANCE BENEFIT MAXIMUM HAS BEEN REACHED. THE OPMA AND YOUR PODIATRIST FEELS THIS PUTS AN UNFAIR BURDEN ON MEMBERS OF PRIVATE INSURANCE PLANS.  THERE IS NO LEGAL REASON FOR THIS AS ONTARIO LAW ALLOWS INSURERS TO REIMBURSE EMPLOYEES AFTER EACH PODIATRIST'S TREATMENT OHIP CLAIM IS PROCESSED." 

WHEN YOU ATTEND A CHIROPODIST, THEIR SERVICES ARE COVERED FROM DAY ONE.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO SEE IF YOU WILL BE REIMBURSED IF YOU GO TO A PODIATRIST INSTEAD.

THE AMOUNT THAT OHIP PROVIDES FOR PODIATRISTS' SERVICES IS SMALL ANYWAY AND I AM NOT SURE WHY THEY EVEN ACCEPT IT, ESPECIALLY THE INCONVENIENCE OF THE PAPERWORK AND THEIR PATIENTS BEING DENIED THEIR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS.

OHIP COVERS:

INITIAL VISIT:                     $16.40

SUBSEQUENT VISIT:      $11.45

X-RAY:                                $30

DR. JOHN A. HARDY, A RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR AND OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS KNEW THE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF HIS LIFE WAS WHEN CHIROPRACTORS WERE DELISTED FROM OHIP AND MY PATIENTS COULD USE THEIR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS TO THEIR FULL BENEFIT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY AND DR. JOHN A. HARDY ONLY.

 

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