Are you providing publicly paid treatment? How are you settling in to the funding changes?
Those of you who have been here before may remember that my first blog was about whether the College should take action against those people who had allegedly been billing OHIP excessively.
At least that’s what I thought it was about: as it turned out, lots of you wanted to talk about how the College had let you down by not providing enough help and advice in making the transition. We weren’t able to do that at the time, but we are hoping to help now.
We are partnering with the Ontario Physiotherapy Association to try to answer some of your questions about how to provide quality care in the new system. We have been keeping track of your questions since August and will try to address them directly in our November 21st webinar. You are also invited to submit your questions when you register so that we can be sure to cover the bases. Or drop them into a comment here. Or tweet them using #CPOWebinar. Or ask us live during the webinar.
The idea is that we will offer practical real world advice about how to manage under the new funding model.
How come we are partnering with the OPA?
That raises another issue that lots of you have identified in your comments on my blog. The Association is your advocacy group: they look out for physiotherapists’ interests. The College can’t do that: our job is determined by the legislation that created us and that job is to take care of the public interest. By partnering with the OPA to present this webinar, we are hoping we will be able to address both issues—how you can take care of yourselves while you take care of your patients. That sounds like the best way to deliver quality care to me.
Sign up for the webinar here.
P.S. Hey Queen’s—thanks for the great afternoon in Kingston—if you are the future of physiotherapy, I think we are in good hands.