Ontario’s system governing insurance coverage for people injured in a motor vehicle accident may be at a breaking point as physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists struggle to provide care.
Challenges are numerous. Patient care fees have been frozen since 2014 with no relief in sight despite wild inflation. Billing for auto insurance claims force health service providers under the purview of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority or FSRA, the agency also responsible for the insurance industry, where many top FSRA officials come from. And provincial mandates require health service providers to exhaust a patient’s employer-provided extended health care benefits before billing the auto insurance company, leaving many patients surprised and angered.
Joining us today to discuss these challenges is Dr. Scott Wilson, a Doctor of Chiropractic and founder and chairman of Physiomed one of Canada’s largest chains of healthcare clinics.
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Released: June 5, 2023
Produced by Brent Stafford