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Osteopathy Fee Schedule Established by COMPO
The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario has published the first ever osteopathy fee guideline in Ontario (Canada).
The fee established by an osteopathic manual practitioner for a given service should be charged to all patients who receive that particular service, and should be charged without reference to, for example, the existence of any third-party insurance under which the patient may be covered.
According to Standards established by The College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, patients must be informed of the cost of service before the service is performed regardless of the payer. Where the osteopathic manual practitioner’
Hourly Fee For All Osteopathic Manual Practice Services: $80
For a new or established patient, shall comprise a full history of the presenting complaint(s)
Assessment Fee: $80 for one hour, $40 for 30 minutes
Osteopathic manual practitioners in Ontario provide treatments on a time basis, most commonly 30 minutes to one hour.
The osteopathic therapeutic interventions may be provided at the same day the assessment is performed, or at a subsequent patient visit. Osteopathic manual practitioners may employ many different manual techniques such as joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, myofascial release technique, massage, muscle energy techniques, visceral techniques, cranial osteopathy, joint specific therapeutic exercises, positional release technique, and counterstrain to help patients. Osteopathic manual practitioners in Ontario are not permitted to perform joint manipulation, also known as high velocity low amplitude technique.
Treatment Fee: $80 for one hour, $40 per 30 minutes
HOME VISIT SUPPLEMENT
Osteopathic manual practitioners who provide treatments at the patient’s home are permitted to add a surcharge to their treatment fees to recover the transportation costs.
Home Visit Surcharge: $40
DETAILED CASE REPORT
There are instances where the osteopathic manual practitioner is requested to provide a detail narrative report, mainly in motor vehicle accident (MVA) cases. The reports are charge on an hourly rate. Most reports take about 3 to 5 hours of work to be prepared, however it depends on each individual case.
Detailed Report Fee: $80 per hour spent on preparing the report
Photocopy of patient files, clinical notes or other materials for patient or a third party.
Photocopy Fee: $30 for up to 5 pages, $1 per page thereafter
Form or Sick Note: Simple Sick Note / Return to Work
Certificate completion requiring minimal input and signature by the osteopathic manual practitioner. Examples of certificates included are disability forms, institutional benefit program applications and handicap parking applications.
Form & Sick Note Fee: $20
Clinical Products and Materials
Clinical Products (i.e. orthopaedic braces, splints, exercise products) and materials (i.e. educational material) are provided at osteopathic manual practitioners cost plus a reasonable handling charge as well as the time spent by the practitioner to measure patient and to educate patient on proper use.
Measuring & Dispensing Fee: $40 for 30 minutes or $80 for one hour
Custom Made Foot Orthotics
The fee charged for a pair of custom made foot orthotics includes all professional services relating directly to the provision of custom made in-shoe foot orthotics including the assessment & gait analysis, casting, fitting, and follow up assessment as well as the cost of the custom in-shoe orthotics. As the cost of foot orthotics differ from each manufacturer and also on the type and style of prescribed orthotics a range is provided for practitioners.
Orthotics Fee: $250 to $350 per pair (fee includes the cost of assessment as well as the product)