• The BlueBird Team

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Legacy Modem EDT service retiring in December 2014

Are you still using a dial-up modem to submit OHIP claims for your services? If yes, you need to act now and take the needed steps to switch to new web-based Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer service or MCEDT. By the end of December 2014 the old Legacy Modem EDT service will give its place to MCEDT. If you miss the deadline you may be faced with potential problems in receiving your payments from OHIP.

What you need to do

  1. Register for MSEDT. Registration is easy and it can be done online. Just follow the steps outlined in the MC EDT Registration and Enrolment Procedure Summary.

  2. Contact your EMR provider for possible needed software updates.


“The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer (MC EDT) service is a secure method of transferring electronic files to and from an authorized MC EDT user and the ministry. It is compliant with the Government of Ontario Information Technology Standards and the Personal Health Information and Protection Act for the handling of personal health information. The MC EDT service is a web enabled service that can be accessed using an Internet connection.

The MC EDT service is available seven days a week on a 24 hour basis with the exception of weekly scheduled system maintenance, Sunday mornings between the hours of 1:00 am to 5:00 am and Wednesday mornings between the hours of 5:00 am to 8:00 am.”


Below we have provided a short list of helpful links to assist you with the transition to MCEDT.

MC EDT Registration and Enrolment Procedure Summary

Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care MC EDT website

Medical Claims Electronic Data Transfer Reference Manual

Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care

You can also contact the ministry for further assistance at:

Service Support Contact Centre (SSCC) at: 1-800 262-6524

Hours of operation : 8:00am - 5:00pm

email: SSContactCentre.MOH@ontario.ca

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