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  • Physician Compensation Committee (PCC) | Alberta Medical Association
    sections are being engaged The long term goal is a payment system that is aligned with meeting the needs of our patients July 16 2014 PCC Update July 16 2014 Updates on changes in committee membership and priority activities June 24 2014 President s Letter June 24 2014 On June 19 you should have received your copy of the Physician Compensation Committee PCC Update newsletter This issue included an important document PCC Process for Individual Fee Review I think most members know that PCC has been asked to conduct an individual fee review June 19 2014 PCC Update June 19 2014 Updates on changes in committee membership and priority activities April 7 2014 PCC Update April 7 2014 Updates on changes in committee membership and priority activities February 28 2014 President s Letter February 28 2014 News for EMRs POSP and PCC February 26 2014 PCC Update The Physician Compensation Committee s collective and collaborative efforts have made significant strides in Allocation 2014 and the corresponding rate increases for Alternate Relationship Plans ARPs the Business Costs Program and Rural Remote Northern Program More news and updates PCC membership PCC members include Chair Christopher Sheard Alberta Health Bernard Anderson Dr Alan Casson Maryna Korchagina and Ashley Stacewizc observer Alberta Medical Association Dr Gerry Kiefer Dr Linda Slocombe Jim Huston and Allan Florizone observer Priorities The PCC is developing an interim work plan to help identify an extensive list of priorities while focusing on a few initial areas over the next year For example the PCC has identified the following areas of work as immediate priorities Primary care compensation Family Care Clinic compensation completed Business costs and overhead Relative value including an individual fee review The PCC is committed to accomplishing its mandate as set out in the AMA Agreement A strategic requirements document will be finalized soon to add further clarity Questions For AMA at PCC contact Jim Huston Assistant Executive Director Health Economics Email Jim Huston For information about PCC operations contact the Physician Compensation Committee Email PCC albertadoctors org 3 comments Post a comment As the work of the Physician Compensation Committee progresses we re interested in hearing from you Please note Comments are moderated Comments that fall within our commenting policy will appear below We ll also make sure that they re forwarded to the appropriate people AMA commenting policy Your name Email Are you a Please select Physician Other health care professional Member of the public AMA Staff Comment 1 Stacy J Davies Physician 1 51 PM on March 11 2014 I am a family physician who is currently doing home visits in assisted care two days per week My experience is that many of the residents have complex medical problems that require a lot of energy time and brain power to keep them out of the hospital I have heard that the PCC plans to reduce our fees to be about equal to an office visit I would like to let you know that I and

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  • Business Plan and Budget | Alberta Medical Association
    vision Alberta s physicians are committed to a health care system that facilitates wellness and delivers patient and family centered care Key Results Areas Goals and Priorities Flowing from the vision and mission the AMA has aligned activities and resources under the three broad categories we call Key Results Areas KRAs Financial Health Well Being System Partnership and Leadership The Board of Directors has then established two to three long term goals five to 10 years under each KRA and identified two to four priority activities to be pursued in 2015 16 to help achieve these goals Key Result Area 1 The AMA assists and supports members in maintaining their financial health including negotiating with payers to ensure fair compensation the provision of practice management services and the offering of financial products Key Result Area 2 The AMA supports members in maintaining a healthy work life balance including being a leader in the development of a comprehensive physician health program Key Result Area 3 The AMA supports members in their role as leaders within the health care system including supporting physician leadership in developing innovations in care delivery through PCNs strategic clinical networks SCNs and other initiatives A Healthy AMA Operating and capital budgets Achieving the goals under the three Key Results Areas requires a healthy vibrant and sustainable AMA For the coming year we will focus on the following core organizational capabilities Governance Workforce Financial Relationships Knowledge A Healthy AMA Achieving the goals under the three Key Results Areas requires a healthy vibrant and sustainable AMA Featured Items Representative Forum RF The AMA s governing body includes representatives from all sectors of the profession Reports to the AGM For the Alberta Medical Association 2014 15 was another year of implementing our seven year agreement with government Our Agreements This

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  • Choosing Wisely Alberta | Alberta Medical Association
    implementation is being led by Dr William Hnydyk of the Alberta Medical Association Under the System Wide Efficiencies and Savings Consultation Agreement AMA Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services Alberta partners have set five priority topics to improve quality of care patient satisfaction and efficient use of health care resources Low Back Pain Demonstration Project Chronic Headaches Minor Head Trauma Blood Transfusion and Vitamin D Testing About Choosing Wisely Alberta Learn more about the Choosing Wisely program get the latest news meet our partners or get involved Choosing Wisely Resources Using evidence based lists talking with the public and physicians and looking at environmental data from the Physician Learning Program CWC Alberta has developed the following resources to assist physicians in preventing unnecessary testing Choosing Wisely Alberta Priority Topics Low Back Pain Demonstration Project Key Message Don t do imaging for lower back pain unless red flags are present Imaging A Physician Bag Low Back Pain resources Chronic headaches Key Message Don t do imaging for uncomplicated headache unless red flags are present Imaging Patient Handout Minor Head trauma Key Message Don t do imaging for minor head trauma unless red flags are present Patient Handout Blood transfusion Key Message Don t transfuse red blood cells for arbitrary hemoglobin or hematocrit thresholds in the absence of symptoms active coronary disease heart failure or stroke Patient Handout Vitamin D testing Key Message Don t routinely measure Vitamin D in low risk adults Lab Patient Handout See all 102 Choosing Wisely Canada topics Looking for more information Email choosingwisely albertadoctors org Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely Alberta Choosing Wisely Resources About Choosing Wisely Alberta Innovation in the delivery of primary care Innovation in the delivery of secondary and

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  • Innovation in the delivery of primary care | Alberta Medical Association
    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 Leaders Partners Innovation in the delivery of primary care Innovation in the delivery of primary care The AMA supports the promotion of the Patient s Medical Home as a way to enable the best possible outcomes for each patient the practice population and the community being served Physicians have an opportunity to improve quality of care and the patient experience through initiatives designed to support the model of the Patient s Medical Home About the Patient s Medical Home AMA s definition of the Patient s Medical Home Patient s medical home in Alberta Patient s medical home in Canada The AMA is making the Patient s Medical Home a reality in Alberta though several initiatives Primary Care Compensation Strategy members only PCN Evolution PCN Evolution is laying the groundwork for every Albertan to have a medical or health home anchored by a physician with the support of a broader health care team for improved access increased services and ultimately better care Visit the PCN Evolution website to learn more What else will you find here Primary Medical Care Primary Care Networks Consultation Agreement Primary care leaders and partners PCA PCN Physician Leads SGP SRM Primary Care Networks PMO website Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely Alberta Innovation in the delivery of primary care Patient s Medical Home Primary Care Compensation Strategy members only Primary care leaders and partners Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care Electronic Medical Records EMRs Health information and privacy Quality and continuing education programs Scopes of practice Your voice matters The Alberta Medical Association

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  • Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care | 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 Leaders Partners Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care Strategic clinical networks Health care professionals and other stakeholders working together to provide better health care The Alberta Medical Association AMA is helping to develop Strategic Clinical Networks SCNs and Operational Clinical Networks OCNs that bring together the expertise of health care professionals and other stakeholders to deliver health care to Albertans Find out more about these initiatives to support secondary and tertiary health care in Alberta Strategic clinical networks SCNs Operational clinical networks OCNs Featured Items Participate in the Alberta Medical Association AMA Listen to interviews with AMA members on the many personal and professional benefits of engaging in their professional association Our Agreements This website area includes the AMA Agreement and the AMA Agreement 2011 18 Overview and Analysis a plain language version of the Agreement with additional explanatory material Member sections AMA member sections represent various professional practice areas Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely Alberta Innovation in the delivery of primary care Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care Strategic Clinical Networks SCNs Operational Clinical Networks OCNs Electronic Medical Records EMRs Health information and privacy Quality and continuing education programs Scopes of practice Your voice matters Consolidate referral info with the Alberta Referral Directory Attention all specialists and consultants The Alberta Referral Directory ARD an online database that centralizes physician referral information across the province can help you save time and money The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members

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  • Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) | Alberta Medical Association
    physicians This support focuses primarily on assisting with resolution of EMR challenges and issues and provides guidance on privacy questions Although the support will be limited at this time AMA feels that member advocacy in this area is needed as technology matures and expectations for value from the EMR increase For further information please contact Caroline Garland albertadoctors org What s in this section for you EMR Support Information Ways the AMA can support your Electronic Medical Records EMR EMR funding and online resources Find information about the Funding Extension Program and resources to help you manage your EMRs after the Physician Office System Program POSP ends in March 2014 Privacy Guidance and tools to assist with questions related to your privacy obligations Clinic Business Continuity Plan Guidelines Are you ready for a rainy day Protect your clinic with a working business continuity plan BCP A BCP can help your clinic prepare for sudden events such as an EMR outage or last year s devastating floods in southern Alberta AMA s position on EMRs Read about the AMA s role in advocating for a vision for EMRs that is part of Patients First Current EMR news More news and updates Featured Items Are you still compliant with the Health Information Act HIA Many physicians are unaware when and why they need to update their agreements to stay compliant New tools to help you share and disclose information responsibly The Alberta Medical Association AMA has created two different template tools available on the Community Information Sharing Framework Agreement webpage Health information and privacy Learn about the AMA s position on the HIA and professional responsibility and access a guide to HIA fees Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely

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  • Health information and privacy | Alberta Medical Association
    Health information and privacy Health information and privacy The Health Information Act HIA spells out how health information is to be collected protected and used This law affects doctors and their staff hospitals Alberta Health AH and Alberta Health Services AHS In this section find what you need to know about The Alberta Medical Association s AMA s position on the HIA Learn how the AMA worked with the provincial government to address concerns about the HIA HIA resources for physicians Access resources from the AMA College of Physicians Surgeons of Alberta CPSA and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta OIPC to guide you in applying the HIA to patient care Regulated fee schedule under the HIA Learn about the fees set by HIA regulations for accessing correcting or amending health information Featured Items EMR Funding and Online Resources Find information about the Funding Extension Program and resources to help you manage your EMRs after the Physician Office System Program POSP ends in March 2014 Uninsured services Find information on uninsured services including the difference between these services and negotiated fees for health records Electronic Medical Records EMRs Learn about the AMA s goals for EMRs and how these goals can be achieved Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely Alberta Innovation in the delivery of primary care Innovation in the delivery of secondary and tertiary care Electronic Medical Records EMRs Health information and privacy The AMA and HIA HIA resources for physicians Regulated fee schedule under the HIA Quality and continuing education programs Scopes of practice AH public info campaign about personal health record tools may raise questions In February Alberta Health AH and Alberta Health Services will be launching a campaign to

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  • Quality and continuing education programs | Alberta Medical Association
    CME Feedback on your practice and opportunities for continuing professional development through the Physician Learning Program PLP Support for practice improvements in clinics from Toward Optimized Practice TOP Evidence based clinical resources that promote quality health care In this section Clinical resources Access useful clinical information and guidelines both from the AMA and external sources Continuing Medical Education CME The CME program reimburses physicians for eligible expenses incurred during education sessions Physician Learning Program A physician driven program supported by the AMA that helps physicians self assess their current clinical needs and access high value learning resources to meet those needs Toward Optimized Practice TOP TOP helps Alberta physicians and the teams with whom they work implement evidence based practices to enhance the care of their patients Quality and continuing medical education program news Changes to your CME allotment for 2014 May 26 2014 As part of the recently ratified AMA Agreement your CME allotment is increasing for the 2013 14 membership year What you need to know about vaccine storage May 23 2014 Over the last few years the Province Wide Immunization Team has received questions from physicians regarding vaccine storage Find answers to some of those questions Like a good 70s rumpus room May 23 2014 Paneling makes all the difference Do you have your copy of the Guide to Panel Identification for Alberta Primary Care Outstanding accredited CME available for asking at cma ca May 9 2014 The CMA s Virtual Waiting Room suite of continuing medical education CME courses that deal with a variety of clinical topics now includes the final course in the series Heart Failure More news and updates Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources Secure Messaging Physician Compensation Committee PCC Business Plan and Budget Choosing Wisely Alberta Innovation in the delivery of

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