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Ontario - The latest on pharmacist remuneration

by National Coordinating Office | Oct 05, 2011

Pharmacist Remuneration

  • MedsCheck http://health.gov.on.ca/english/providers/pub/drugs/meds_check/pdf/meds_claim.pdf
    • Annual for patients taking a minimum of three chronic prescription medications $60 per year.
    • Follow-up for patients taking a minimum of three chronic prescription medications $25 per year. At home assessment summary $150 per year per patient. 
    • Type 1 or type 2 diabetes assessment summary $75 per year per patient.
    • Type 1 or type 2 diabetes assessment follow-up $25.
  • Prescription renewals – instructions for submitting claims to the Ontario Drug Benefit program have been posted, but there are no details about pharmacist remuneration. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/English/providers/program/drugs/opdp_eo/notices/exec_office_20110318.pdf
  • Pharmaceutical Opinion Program – Ontario Drug Benefit recipients are eligible for this program at the time of dispensing a prescription effective April 1, 2011, and if identified when conducting a MedsCheck medication review, effective September 1, 2011.  Payment to pharmacy = $15 per pharmaceutical opinion.
  • Smoking cessation – Ontario Drug Benefit recipients are eligible for this program.  Payment to pharmacy = $40 for first consultation (once per year), $15 for primary follow-up counseling sessions (3 times per year = $45 total), and $10 for secondary follow-up counseling sessions (4 times per year = $40 total). http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/drugs/smoking/

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