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  • Capacity Assessor Training for Physicians | Alberta Medical Association
    number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Capacity Assessor Training for Physicians Capacity Assessor Training for Physicians June 6 2014 Register for this Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee session on completing decision making capacity assessments under the Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act AGTA and the Personal Directives Act PDA June 27 and 28 8 30 a m 3 30 p m Edmonton AB For more information and to register click here Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for

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  • Did you know that you may have access to a CV risk calculator through your EMR? | Alberta Medical Association
    a CV risk calculator through your EMR June 6 2014 Dr Anthony Train of the Life Medical Clinic in Whitecourt wanted to be more proactive in screening for and addressing cardiovascular CV risk He discovered a hidden gem in his electronic medical records EMR that s making a big difference to the health of his patients He says that he wasn t sure how to quantify the patient s cardiovascular risk My nurse brought it to my attention that there was actually a cardiovascular risk calculator tool built into my electronic medical record VIDEO Click on the image to watch a video about how the CV risk calculator works in Dr Train s practice Dr Train and his nurse Lacey Barndregt now use the calculator as part of their daily patient care routine and both have seen improved patient self management Lacey says that patients are really taking their overall health into consideration and making it a priority Everybody wins it s a no brainer If you don t have access to a CV risk calculator through your EMR here are some other ways to access this kind of tool Online The University of Edinburgh Cardiovascular Risk Calculator iPhone iPad App CV risk calculator within the CCS lipid guidelines Pdf document Updated Framingham Risk Score worksheet Toward Optimized Practice helps Alberta physicians and the teams with whom they work implement evidence based practices to enhance the care of their patients Website feedback News News archives July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/news/news-archives/emr-cv-risk-calculator (2016-02-01)
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  • Update on physician payments for denied WCB claims | Alberta Medical Association
    Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Update on physician payments for denied WCB claims Update on physician payments for denied WCB claims June 6 2014 The Workers Compensation Board WCB has begun reviewing physicians payments on all denied claims between September 1 2009 and March 2 2014 inclusive If unbundled procedure fees were inappropriately collected the WCB will issue an adjustment payment using WCB s payment category PR33 In that case you would receive a letter detailing the payment and outlining how the payment will appear on WCB s Payment Remittance Statements We anticipate all payments will be reviewed and corrected by December 31 2014 Learn more Questions about billing and unbundling related to the AMA contract with WCB Alberta Contact Marilyn Kroon at 780 482 0303 or marilyn kroon albertadoctors org WCB inquiries Call our WCB Alberta Contact Centre at 1 800 922 9221 More information Please see the WCB fact sheet Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the

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  • Hot off the press! Results of our first provincial pay survey for clinic staff positions | Alberta Medical Association
    their work and their workplace Pay is one of them and perception of pay fairness is just as important as the reality of it A 2011 study found that 25 of employees say that fair pay is the single most important thing their organization can provide Pay programs that are anchored to the market establish a certain amount of credibility right from the get go 1 Market surveys such as ours can help you But it s not as simple as that Many other factors are important in making pay decisions including your clinic s philosophy toward pay unique circumstances of your clinic and location historical pay relationships specific duties of your positions and other such factors The core rationale of a pay plan should be internal equity i e the plan should be based on the job responsibilities of each position within your clinic and how jobs relate to one another Market data should then be layered on top of this along with proper pay administration and employee communication to form a sound pay program So survey data is not the be all and end all Instead it is intended as a general market indication a guideline As with any survey this data represents a sample of the entire population and caution should be exercised in data interpretation additional caution applies when small samples are used for calculation purposes Though it may sound complicated our PMP consultants are available to help ensure your clinic s pay program is on the right track and or help you build a plan from the ground up We can also help you interpret the survey results and understand what the data means for your clinic Some survey highlights The following are some tidbits from the survey results 16 clinics or 36 of respondents indicated having formal pay structures i e wage grid with a minimum and maximum rate 23 clinics 52 indicated that they provide regular across the board increases on an annual basis The median 2 cost of living increase for the last fiscal year was 2 and is projected at 2 for the upcoming year The median performance based pay increase was 3 last year and is projected at 2 for the upcoming year 30 clinics 68 do formal performance reviews with clinic staff The most commonly provided benefits are extended health care prescription drugs and dental care Of those clinics providing most indicated employer contributions at 50 The median value of annual employer contributions to the benefits package per covered employee was 1 683 Significantly more than half of the respondents indicated providing vacation and holidays beyond the minimum legislative requirements To find out more This is just a glance detailed survey results are available At the time of writing the survey report has been distributed to all participating clinics as well as to Primary Care Network offices The 44 clinic participants also have been offered an opportunity to participate in webinar information sessions led by Glenda Nash PMP Consultant

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  • Medical students: Don't miss out on elective travel grants | Alberta Medical Association
    News archives Medical students Don t miss out on elective travel grants Medical students Don t miss out on elective travel grants May 26 2014 Don t forget to apply for the 2014 ADIUM Student Elective Travel Grants The deadline is June 2 Visit the AMA website to download the application form or for more information Did you know the Alberta Medical Association s AMA s ADIUM Insurance Services Inc has helped 280 medical students with travel costs for credited electives through its Student Elective Travel Grants The grants are available for AMA medical student members who are were required to travel in order to complete credited electives as part of their curriculum Ten medical students from each Alberta medical school will receive 500 to help defray the cost of their electives To date ADIUM has contributed 140 000 in travel grants to medical students in Alberta A student may apply once he she has determined his her elective s and has received written approval from their school Students may apply for each elective but no student will receive more than one grant Applications for the 2014 grant will be accepted for electives that commence between June 1 2013 and May 31 2014 Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the

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  • Retroactive payments coming on BCP | Alberta Medical Association
    Many Hands Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Retroactive payments coming on BCP Retroactive payments coming on BCP May 26 2014 Rates for the Business Cost Program BCP increased by 2 5 as of April 1 2014 The AMA has just been informed by Alberta Health AH that this increase was not implemented on April 1 because of system issues at the ministry The problem is being corrected at time of writing AH expects to issue retroactive payments to physicians by the end of this month May 2014 If you have any questions regarding the BCP please contact Marisa Bonuccelli Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the AMA We are the AMA Mission and Vision Careers at the AMA AMA in medical history Awards scholarships bursaries

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  • WCB EIR modernization progressing well | Alberta Medical Association
    early view of enhancements WCB has placed screen shots of the improved reporting system on their website and has also shared them with the Alberta Medical Association IT subcommittee Take a look at the physician report screens on display to obtain an idea of the overall look and feel of the new system Although these are only pictures of the new screens they will help you see some of the enhancements that will make the reporting process simpler shorter and faster in most cases New features include Pre population of data when using the WCB online application This change will help you report faster and with less data entry Enhanced reporting through a new dynamic experience that will ask you to provide only information relevant to your patient s experience User friendly screens in keeping with physician feedback Better search capability on prior reports submitted for the purposes of billing reconciliation Another benefit the new system will make it much easier for you to attach supplementary documentation Support for your electronic medical record EMR vendors WCB continues to meet with EMR vendors on a regular basis to ensure their systems are ready prior to rollout so vendors are ready to complete submissions on your behalf Over 80 of vendors have already started their own system development All vendors are committed to ensuring those that use them derive the same benefits and improvements that the WCB online users will experience If you have any specific questions about how your vendor is doing with their respective improvements please contact them directly Next steps WCB will continue to update you in future MD Scope articles on a regular basis about the EIR project Questions about the EIR project Contact the WCB ebusiness support wcb ab ca Website feedback News News archives October 2015

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  • Fore! Registration open for 87th Annual North/South Doctors' Golf Tournament | Alberta Medical Association
    in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home News News archives Fore Registration open for 87th Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament Fore Registration open for 87th Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament May 23 2014 Register online today for the best doctors golf tournament of the year 87th Annual North South Doctors Golf Tournament Monday July 28 8 a m shotgun start Red Deer Golf and Country Club Your registration fee of 275 includes One round of golf A power cart A buffet breakfast and BBQ lunch Use of the driving range and practice facility A fantastic souvenir and the opportunity to win great prizes This stroke play tournament co hosted by the College of Physicians Surgeons of Alberta the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Foundation raises funds for medical student bursaries and physician health programs All the money raised will stay in Alberta Website feedback News News archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 July 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 2015 16 Winter Holiday Hours Introducing your Member Dashboard Procedured during the two business days following issuance of IFHP eligibility The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the

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