What can the Waterloo Wellington LHIN offer your patients?
If you have a patient with an acute or chronic care need that is not met with current treatment and supports, we can provide a variety of home and community-based services to help. In addition, the LHIN assesses and determines eligibility for long-term care and completes applications where appropriate.
When you refer a patient to the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, a LHIN Care Coordinator:
- completes a comprehensive psycho-social, functional and health assessment
- develops, or works with you to develop, a care plan to support transitions from hospital to home and to safely remain in the community.
- links the patient to the appropriate health system and community resources (e.g. Meals on Wheels, transportation, day programs, etc.)
Your patient will also be assessed for in-home or in-community professional services from the following, as appropriate: nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, speech language pathologists, social workers, personal support workers.
If you have a patient with an acute or chronic care need that is not met with current treatments and supports, we can provide a variety of services to facilitate care in the home and the community.
See the Primary Care Information Sheet.pdf for details.
Referral Forms for WWLHIN
Request for Home and Community Care Services
The form is to be completed by physicians in the community who wish to refer patients to the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network. Please ensure the form is completed as fully as possible to avoid any delays in activating the requested services.
Completed forms should be faxed to the WWLHIN: 519 883 5550.
Medical Assistance in Dying
The Waterloo Wellington LHIN in collaboration with our regional MAID assessment team and our Regional MAID Care Coordination Service (WWCCS) have launched 2 new forms to streamline the MAID referral process. The purpose of the Referral form (031A) is to provide clarity for Physicians/Clinicians on the nature of the support they require for patients who are requesting additional information or wish to proceed with a MAID referral. Once the referral is received the WWCCS will begin to action a request for a MAID assessment within one business day and will complete the referral within a two week time frame. The requesting clinician will be contacted within one week with a status update.
The Eligibility Assessment for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Fax form, may be used by WWLHIN staff that receive requests from MAID Assessors for additional medical information. This fax form (068) may be faxed to the Most Responsible Physician (MRP) to notify the MRP that further medical information related to the patients diagnosis has been requested by the MAID Assessor to complete the referral.
Please use our dedicated Primary Care Provider phone line: 1 844 388 5541
OHIP Billing Fee Codes
You can use the following billing codes* when working with us:
Home care application: The service rendered by the most responsible physician for completion and submission of a home care service request form to a Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) on behalf of a patient for whom the physician provides on-going medical care. The amount payable for this service is as shown and is in addition to the assessment fee payable, where applicable. The amount payable for completion of the home care service request form if completed in whole or in part by a person other than the physician or the physician’s employee is nil.
|K070||31.75||Completing a LHIN Referral (SOB Pg. 148)|
|148||||Long-term Care Application (SOB Pg. 148)|
Home care supervision: The service rendered by the most responsible physician for personally providing medical advice, direction or information to health care staff of a Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) or LHIN contractor on behalf of a patient for whom the physician provides on-going medical care. The date, question, response and identity of the health care staff must be recorded in the patient’s medical record. The amount payable for home care supervision without the required record of service in the patient’s medical record is nil. The amount payable for home care supervision rendered on the same day as a consultation or visit by the same physician with the same patient is nil.
Acute Home Care Supervision (SOB Pg. 148)
(Maximum 1 every week for the first 8 weeks following admission to home care program)
Chronic Home Care Supervision (SOB Pg. 148)
(Maximum 2 per month commencing in the 9th week following admission to the home care program)
|K121||||Hospital In-patient Case Conference (SOB Pg. 131)|
Long-term Care/ LHIN Case Conference Regarding a LHIN patient (SOB pg. 134-135)
Note: case conference regarding a LHIN patient. Note the K124 requires participation by the physician most responsible for the care of the patient and at least 2 other participants that include physician’s regulated social workers, employees of a LHIN and/or regulated health professionals
|K700 / K704 / K702 / K703 / K704 / K707||||Outpatient Case Conferences (SOB Pg. 131)|
|K705||||Long-term Care - High risk patient case conference (SOB Pg. 135)|
Home care visits:
|B960||Travel - Special visits to patients homes (other than long-term institutions)|
|B966||Travel - Special visits premium - Palliative Home Care Visit|
|B986||Travel - Special visits premium - Geriatric Home Visits|
|B988||Visit - Special visits premium - Geriatric Home Visits unlimited travel and visits|
|B990||Visit - Special visits to patients homes (other than long-term institutions)|
|B998||Visit - Palliative Home Care Unlimited travel and visits|
*Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services under the Health Insurance Act
Hospice Palliative Care
For referral information and forms for the Hospice Palliative Care Team visit their page.