As of April 2015, Dr. Gannage’s application for the Focused Prctice designation was approved by the Ministry of Health and the OMA, allowing him to provide consults under OHIP for standard medicine services without the patient’s primary care doctor always being penalized economically. This helps to solve the problem of providing Integrative Medicine services to patients that have a GP who is concerned about the economic impact of rostered patients seeking medical assistance in Dr. Gannage’s practice.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  this does not impact the fees paid for alternative medicine services, which are billed directly to the patient.  The Integrative medicine practice requires integrative billing, where OHIP pays for the basic standard medical component but nothing more.

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