The language in the Schedule of Facility Fees, as well as section 9 of the Diagnostic Ultrasound Preamble in the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services, is applied by the Ministry to mean that postpartum ultrasounds cannot be claimed as pregnancy ultrasounds as the individual is no longer pregnant.  In the postpartum period, midwives have the scope of practice to order insured pelvic ultrasounds, and IHFs can be paid the facility fee to provide a pelvic ultrasound, which is the appropriate service.

If you require further information please contact the IHF Program by telephone at 613-548-6637 or by email at: IHFP@ontario.ca

Reference:   http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/2000/bul2130.aspx