I am a physiotherapist treating residents at both a long-term care facility and a retirement residence in London. I am concerned that the public is not aware of how cost-efficient the $12.20 we charge per visit for physiotherapy services is, compared to the fees charged by the Community Care Access Centre for a physiotherapy visit. I understand that fee to be in the range of $120 a visit. That would mean that the 12 visits being allocated for seniors per year as proposed by Health Minister Deb Matthews, would cost OHIP $1,440. This would work out to 118 visits by me or another designated physiotherapy-clinic therapist.

 

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