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WSIB Fee Adjustment for Speech-Language Pathologists

January 7, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tiffany Budhoo
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Please see below for an important update re. WSIB Fee for service visit rates for Speech-Language Pathologists: Click here to view the official letter

 

Kelly Murray

Chief Executive Officer

Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

410 Jarvis St., Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6

 

                                 
Dear Ms. Murray,


We value the services that Ontario’s Speech Language Pathologists provide to help injured Ontarians recover and return to work after a workplace injury or illness.


In 2017, fee for service visit rates were reviewed and an 8.04% increase was applied to these rates for services provided by 10 of Ontario’s regulated health professions. Those professions are:

  • Chiropody
  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech-Language Pathology

This increase was equal to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), compounded for the years from 2011 to 2016. Going forward, fees are revised regularly to keep pace with CPI. This year we will be applying a 1.9% increase to these professions' service codes.


Fee schedules and billing information will be updated on our website mid-January. Please note that all services up to and including December 31, 2019 should be billed under the previous service fees. The new fees apply to services delivered on or after January 1, 2020.


Please feel free to share this information with your members.
If you have any questions about WSIB health professional fees, please call the Health Practitioner Access Line at 1-800-569-7919 or 416-344-4526.


Sincerely,


Julie Thurlow

Director, Health Services, WSIB