March 2, 2016
Correction to Webinar information on CIHI MIS reporting standards for respiratory services
The CIHI has received queries following the MIS Standards and Respiratory Services webinar and realized that there was a change required to the statement about the bulk oxygen charges; specifically that they should be assigned to Plant Operations. The speaker should have described the entire account name as “4 66 24- Bulk Oxygen Service Charge” rather than “bulk oxygen”. The 4 66 24 account is rolled up under 4 66 Supplies- Medical Gases therefore at the present time it should be expensed out to the consuming functional centres similarly to the other 4 66 ** supplies. We consider the materiality of these costs to be fairly low. In future the 4 66 24 account may be revisited and reassessed since the actual cost of storing the oxygen is at issue, rather the consumable oxygen itself. That discussion is for another day. CIHI apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.