Current OAG News
Now Available: Presentations
13th Annual Post-DDW Course
June 14, 2014
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Cancer Care Ontario
Provincial GI Endoscopy Lead
Cancer Care Ontario is recruiting a Provincial GI Endoscopy Lead. This is a unique opportunity for an endoscopist to participate in the transformation of endoscopy services led by the Cancer Screening program as we work to drive quality, accountability and innovation in the cancer system.
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Positive Fee Code Changes for Colonoscopy
The OAG is pleased to announce a change to the OHIP Schedule of Benefits lowering the age of screening eligibility for those with a first degree relative with colorectal cancer from age 50 to age 40. Taking affect October 1, 2013, this more closely aligns the new fee codes with Canadian Association of Gastroenterology guidelines.
See the Bulletin for details.
Regional Colorectal Screening/GI Endoscopy Lead Recruitment Package
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has a posting for Regional Endoscopy Leads who will report to the Regional Vice Presidents and the Provincial Endoscopy Lead. These will be funded positions for the 2013/14 fiscal year, to help to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of cancer services for colorectal cancer screening and gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy work related to the implementation of the new GI endoscopy Quality Based Procedures (QBPs). We encourage all interested member in each region to apply for the positions.
Ontario gastroenterologists object
Citizens most at risk from reduced access to screening
to cuts to professional fees
and diagnostic services
MAY 17 – TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Gastroenterology (OAG) today added their voice to growing objections to the Government of Ontario's unilateral decision on May 7, 2012 to overhaul the fee structure for medical procedures and services provided by the province's doctors.