HCAI Status July 2010

HCAI Continues to Grow

In recent months, system capacity has been reviewed and is functioning and scaling as expected. HST was activated in the HCAI system on July 1, 2010. HCAI will accommodate the required changes for the Ontario Auto revisions and process changes by September 1, 2010 – Integration testing for Practice Management System (PMS) vendors and insurers began July 26, 2010 to validate the auto reform functionality.

How Is HCAI Working

The HCAI system has continued to scale well to meet the growing volume through Tier I. This is expected to continue through Tier 2. Recent Statistics:

  • 1,299 health care facilities (HCFs) are actively using HCAI.
  • 100% of insurers are using HCAI.
  • 11,722 users are registered to use HCAI electronically.
  • In June, over $37 million in invoices was approved.
  • Cumulatively, since the relaunch of HCAI over $83 million in invoices has been approved.
  • As of June 30, a total of 280,940 OCFs had been processed through HCAI.

HCAI Rollout

The schedule for HCAI adoption by HCFs can be found at http://www.hcaiinfo.ca/Health_Care_Facility_Provider/Web_Access/Facility_Mgmt/HCAI_full_rollout.asp.

Because of the September 1, 2010 introduction of auto reforms, a 30-day break in HCAI enrolment will be implemented for September. This will permit HCFs and insurers to adapt to the reforms. For this reason, Tier 3 effective dates will begin on October 4 and conclude on December 15.

For a more complete report see http://www.hcaiinfo.ca/docs/Bulletins/HCAI_bulletin_web_Jul26-10.pdf

Education

The HCAI information website (www.hcaiinfo.ca) was enhanced to provide more information for HCFs. The enhancements include a robust library of �how to� videos in addition to improved printed materials.

About HCAI

Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) is an electronic system for transmitting specific Ontario auto insurance health claims forms between insurers and health care providers. It supports the need for access to timely, accurate data to monitor the auto insurance system. More information at www.hcaiinfo.ca.