HCAI is set to take a major step toward optimization and compliance with the addition of its first form, Form 1 (Assessment of Attendant Care Needs). OCF18 and OCF21 were introduced initially.Form 1 is completed by a designated health care practitioner and submitted to the auto insurance company on behalf of a person injured in a motor vehicle accident (the claimant) for qualified personal care expenses incurred. Form 1 is slated to be added to HCAI system as an available OCF form this fall.The outdated and costly Form 1 processCurrently, the preparation and submission of Form 1 poses a number of challenges for health care facilities (HCFs) and insurance companies alike.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario, FSCO, issued a stern warning to Health Service Providers, last week, calling compliance levels in the sector “unacceptable”, and threatening to take punitive actions against offending organizations. Such actions could include monetary penalties, suspension, or license revocation.In its newsletter to the sector, FSCO said its “Findings from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario’s (FSCO’s) 2015/16 on-site examinations show a 15 per cent full compliance rate for the health service provider sector, which FSCO considers to be unacceptable.” By comparison, other sectors regulated by FSCO maintain over 90 per cent compliance levels.