Time is running out: Act now! Submit your service provider licence application

You are receiving this email because your business(es) has been identified as a health care facility that treats statutory accident benefits claimants, invoices automobile insurers through the Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) system, and receives direct payment from automobile insurers.  

 

Our records indicate that your business(es) has not yet submitted its application for a service provider licence. 
 
My business' Principal Representative filled out an application. How does he/she know it has been submitted?
 

Service providers are taking action

 
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) began accepting service provider licence applications on June 1, 2014.
 
To date, the number of service provider licence applications initiated has surpassed 1,500 –proof that service providers are taking immediate action to ensure there is no interruption in their ability to invoice and be paid directly by automobile insurers when the law comes into effect on December 1, 2014.
 
Do not delay! Visit FSCO's website to apply now.
 

Take advantage of FSCO’s August 31 licensing decision commitment

 
Service providers that submit their application before August 31, 2014, will receive priority treatment and are assured a licensing decision by November 30, 2014. 
 
 
FSCO must conduct a detailed review of all applications to ensure that only those businesses suitable for a licence are issued a licence.
 
On Wednesday July 23, 2014 FSCO issued the news release Toronto-Area Rehabilitation Clinic Fined $200,000 for Auto Insurance Offences. This news release illustrates how fraudulent health care facilities contribute to auto insurance scams, and makes it clear why FSCO must conduct a thorough review of all applications received. 
 
As such, the detailed review of your application will take time and includes a criminal background check(s).   
 
If you delay applying until after August 31, 2014, you may not receive a FSCO licensing decision until well into the new year.
 

What happens to your patients if your business is not licensed on December 1st?

 
If your business does not hold a licence on December 1, 2014, you will be prohibited from submitting an Auto Insurance Standard Invoice (OCF-21) to or receiving direct payment from automobile insurers for specific "listed expenses" in connection with statutory accident benefits. "Listed expenses" are the assessments, examinations, reports, forms, plans, goods and services billed through HCAI on an Auto Insurance Standard Invoice (OCF-21).
 
Your statutory accident benefits patients will be personally responsible for paying you for the goods and services you provide, and will have to seek reimbursement from their automobile insurers.
 

Be among the first to be featured on FSCO's public registry

 
FSCO is required by law to post a public registry of all licensed service providers.  This registry will be available on our website as early as August 31, 2014. 
 
The registry will help automobile insurers and statutory accident benefits claimants quickly identify service providers that are licensed and able to continue invoicing and receiving direct payment from automobile insurers when the law comes into effect.
 
 

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Licensing is the law!
 
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