The proposed amendments would change the 35 maximum days supply of a prescription dispensed for OW recipients, regardless of age, to 100 days.
You can read the full proposal here, and submit comments:
What's The Rationale?
Currently, with the new implementation of OHIP+ which covers all patients under 25, there is now just one specific group of Ontario Drug Benefit recipients who are not eligible to receive 100 days supply, OW patients over the age of 25.
What's The Specific Proposal?
"This proposed amendment would ensure that, in most cases, persons who are eligible for the ODB program could receive up to a 100-day supply of medication, regardless of their eligibility stream."
How Does This Affect Pharmacies?
Other than the obvious reduction in dispensing frequency, the government has also said:
"A consequential regulatory amendment is also proposed to ensure that pharmacy claims for payment submitted in respect of OW recipients are subject to the 5-dispensing-fees-per-year rule for certain chronic medications in subsection 18(11.1) of Ontario Regulation 201/96, to reflect the 100 maximum days supply for OW recipients."
When Does It Start?
Comments are due February 14, 2018. The proposed amendments, if approved, would come into effect on April 1, 2018.
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