Effective November 2, 2015, HCAI will enact amendments to its Electronic Access Terms and Conditions, Dependent Provider and Affiliated Provider Agreements. These changes will align the agreement with new service provider licensing standards from FSCO. Here’s what you need to know about these changes and how they will affect your practice.
The changes to the agreement are:
- Retention requirements changed from 3 years to 6 years.
Under Section 4.1 of the amended agreement, users must now retain copies of Dependent Provider and Affiliated Provider enrolment forms for 6 years from the last date a claim is made on behalf of that provider. HCAI may ask to see these copies at any time during this period.
- Data Entry Centre (DEC) removed as method of submission.
Users can no longer submit paper OCFs using the Data Entry Centre (DEC), so all mentions of the DEC have been removed from the amended agreement.
What Do I Have to Do?
Other than adapting your record-keeping and OCF submission methods to comply with the new agreement, you don’t have to do anything. You do not have to re-sign the agreement. By continuing to use the HCAI system, you’ll be consenting to the new terms and conditions.
Where Can I Get More Information?
Antibex Software is committed to keeping Universal Office and its users up to date and in compliance with HCAI terms and conditions for electronic access.