Health care payments
Health care payments are made to or on behalf of people with claims, and in 2018 represented 20 per cent of total payments.
Our expanded province-wide network of expert, specialized medical assessments and treatment services gives injured and ill people quick access to high quality providers. When needed, this includes access to specialized hospital-based clinics that treat more complex injuries and occupational illnesses. The narcotics strategy includes increased oversight of how narcotics are helping support treatment goals, including quality of function, quality of life, and safe and continuous return to work.
Between 2017 and 2018 there was an increase in both health care costs and payments of health care benefits for services and WSIB programs, allowances, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, massage therapy, occupational therapy, psychology services, travel and accommodations. These services and programs are part of our overall health care strategy and have made a positive impact on recovery outcomes.
Health care benefit payments by service categories by payment year
Footnote: Service Categories have been updated to better reflect current groupings.