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  • In Memoriam | Alberta Medical Association
    Governance resources AGM reports In Memoriam In Memoriam The Alberta Medical Association pays tribute to members who passed away since the last AGM Members deceased since the last annual meeting are ADAMACHE Ana Calgary ALDRIDGE Len Calgary ALLAN ARMSTRONG Margaret Hinton BABIUK Myron J Edmonton BAINBOROUGH Arthur R Lethbridge BARTON Pamela Calgary BASSETT Terence H Toronto ON BLOCK Erwin W Grande Prairie BOBEY William Edmonton BOYAR Stanley W Priddis CAFFARO Antonietta D Edmonton CARPENTER William B Calgary CLARK Stewart C Calgary COUGHLAN Michael X M Edmonton DIDUCH LAWRENCE T Edmonton DZAVIK Vladimir Edmonton FRANK Cyril B Calgary GORE HICKMAN Francis G Lethbridge GORMAN Brian J Calgary HATCH Lorne R Edmonton IDICULA Thekkethil K Edmonton INGLIS Edward K High Level IRWIN Paul Hawkesville ON JUDGE David L Edmonton JULSON Kenneth I Calgary KAVANAGH Aidan J Calgary KLEIN Allan Edmonton LAKEY William H Edmonton LARSON Burns J Cardston LEFSRUD John B Edmonton LEWKE Hans S Milk River LIN Andrew N Edmonton MARBURG Lutz North Vancouver BC MASON John T Edmonton MCCOY Ernest E Victoria BC MCKERNAN Corinne G Calgary MCMILLAN James F Edmonton MICHALYSHYN Bohdan Edmonton O CONNELL Elena M Cochrane PASCOE Joseph H Edmonton SAMUELS Sheri L Edmonton SASMAL PULIN B Edmonton SCALES Joseph J Edmonton SIVA GANESA NATHAN Arumugam Edmonton SKREPNEK Stan V Palestine TX SOSNOWSKI Terry D Spruce Grove STANNERS James Fort Vermilion STILLWELL John B Lethbridge STORCER Joseph Grande Prairie TODOSIJCZUK Demitrius Edmonton VU Trung Edmonton WHARTON David J Calgary WOODHEAD Brian H Edmonton YALTHO C Mathew Edmonton YAO Jose P Fort McMurray YASEEN Salma Calgary Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources AMA Benefits Financial Statement Strategic Framework for Secondary and Tertiary Care Codes of conduct Proposed changes to AMA Constitution and Bylaws Honoraria and expense claims AGM reports AGM agenda In Memoriam Minutes of the last

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  • Minutes of the last AGM | Alberta Medical Association
    as president and on its challenges and accomplishments He thanked the directorate for its support during his term 8 Minutes Meeting of September 28 2013 By formal motion minutes of the AGM of September 28 2013 were accepted for information 9 Reports from the Nominating Committee 2015 CMA General Council Dr R Michael Giuffre Chair Nominating Committee presented the report and the list of nominees MOTION Moved by Dr R Michael Giuffre seconded by Dr Daniel R Ryan THAT the following Nominating Committee nominees for representatives to CMA General Council 2015 be approved AMA President attends by virtue of position President elect AMA Immediate past president AMA Speaker or Deputy Speaker Nine representatives named by the board Ten representatives named by the Nominating Committee Two physician appointees of the college at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council One dean or designate from his her office One student representative One PARA representative Alberta representative on CMA Resolutions Committee CARRIED Nominating Committee Members Elected by the Annual General Meeting By due process the following were elected as members of the Nominating Committee for 2014 15 Dr Graham M D Campbell Dr Arlie J Fawcett Dr Michal S Kalisiak Dr A Robert Turner 10 Election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker Speaker Dr Giuffre reported that no additional nominations had been received for the position of speaker By due process Dr Darryl D LaBuick was acclaimed AMA Speaker for 2014 15 Deputy Speaker The meeting was informed that there were two nominees for the deputy speaker election Dr Susan J Hutchison Dr Fredrykka D Rinaldi Each candidate presented a two minute platform to the meeting By due process Dr Fredykka D Rinaldi was elected as AMA Deputy Speaker for 2014 15 11 Report from the Representative Forum President Elect Dr Richard G R Johnston highlighted the issues addressed in the written report circulated to members MOTION Moved by Dr Richard G R Johnston seconded by Dr R Michael Giuffre THAT the report from the RF be accepted CARRIED President Elect Dr Carl W Nohr was introduced as president elect 2014 15 he expressed his appreciation for being elected as president elect 12 Report from the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws Dr Edward W Papp Chair Committee on Constitution and Bylaws presented the report from the committee MOTION Moved by Dr Edward W Papp seconded by Dr Daniel R Ryan THAT proposed non substantive amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws outlined in the 2013 14 Annual Reports be authorized and approved CARRIED MOTION Moved by Dr Edward W Papp seconded by Dr Ernst P Schuster THAT the existing bylaws of the association be rescinded in their entirety and the bylaws as amended by resolution passed at this Annual General Meeting held on September 20 2014 be adopted CARRIED 13 Report from the Committee on Financial Audit MOTION Moved by Dr T Britt Simmons seconded by Dr Christine P Molnar THAT the Auditor s Report and the audited financial statements

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  • Report from the Board of Directors | Alberta Medical Association
    Physicians are supported in maintaining their own health and that of their families 30 Work continued with the College of Physicians Surgeons of Alberta CPSA regarding its relationship with the Physician and Family Support Program PFSP PFSP developed a set of questions and answers that address how the program protects confidentiality and interacts with the CPSA Physician Health Monitoring Program These were shared with the college and published in Alberta Doctors Digest and on the AMA website www albertadoctors org services physicians pfsp i need help now 31 PFSP refreshed its promotional activities and increased outreach in some areas where fall 2014 surveying showed there may be some gaps in awareness about the program We will be repeating the benchmark survey this fall and working to ensure that physicians know what PFSP can do and how to access its services Goal 2 The AMA brings physicians patients and family together toward healthy communities and celebrates physician and community contributions 32 KRA 2 Well Being also called on the AMA to promote and support physicians so that they can contribute to the broader community Our chief vehicle for this was the Many Hands initiative that celebrates the volunteer and philanthropic efforts of Alberta doctors locally nationally and abroad We shared these accomplishments and dozens of inspiring stories on our website https www albertadoctors org advocating many hands 33 As our own flagship Many Hands project the AMA chose the AMA Youth Run Club Aimed to get kids active and physicians engaged the club was offered free to schools and students Support was provided through our partner Ever Active Schools to help each school tailor the program Local physicians resident physicians and medical students were involved by running with clubs or giving talks about the importance of activity nutrition sun safety or a variety of related topics By June 2015 305 schools and more than 17 000 children were involved across the province 34 The board has directed that sponsorships should be sought to ensure the sustainability of AMA Youth Run Club In this first year the Running Room joined as a major sponsor Physiotherapy Alberta was also a contributor 35 As another part of promoting healthy communities the Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion EL IHP Grant Program continued in 2014 15 Led by the AMA s Health Issues Council it is a partnership with the medical students associations at both universities and the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta PARA The goals of the program are to Promote the physician s role as an advocate for healthy populations Provide students and resident physicians with experience in health promotion as an integral part of medical practice Facilitate growth of leadership and advocacy skills in a mentored environment by requiring a senior physician mentor for every project 36 This year the EL IHP supported nine initiatives for example CPR at sporting events selfdiscovery and healing through creative arts rural adolescent sexual health workshops health promotion in American Sign Language and refugee health 37 The AMA was very pleased to welcome the Canadian Medical Association as a co sponsor of the EL IHP We thank the CMA for their generous support of this important leadership and advocacy initiative Business Plan 2014 15 Key Result Area 3 System Partnership and Leadership 38 For KRA 3 the AMA supported members in their role as leaders within the health care system including developing innovations in care delivery through primary care networks PCNs Strategic Clinical Networks SCNs and other initiatives The AMA had a key role with AH under the AMA Agreement in developing and maintaining the physician payment strategy for the province programs aimed at quality improvement activities related to information management and technology and supporting the development of physician leadership skills Goal 1 Work with AH AHS and other partners to lead and influence positive change in delivery of health services 39 Priority activities began with the System Wide Efficiencies and Savings SWES Consultation Agreement Building on the previous year s work the parties identified a prioritized list of proposals that are within the common sphere of AMA AH and AHS It was agreed that initiatives to be pursued must Make Albertans healthier Improve patient satisfaction with health care Make best use of health care dollars 40 Choosing Wisely Alberta was a major area for our efforts The Alberta based projects chosen built on the foundation of the Choosing Wisely Canada initiative seeking to reduce the ordering of tests procedures and treatments that are of limited or no value and are potentially harmful 41 Two projects launched this year around ordering of Vitamin D testing in healthy patients and diagnostic imaging for low back pain the latter in partnership with the Alberta Society of Radiologists Work is ongoing for Choosing Wisely Alberta in partnership with SCNs on priority topics including headaches head trauma and blood transfusion Funding for this was provided through Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System grants from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions 42 The AMA s Vision for Primary and Chronic Care 2010 and PCN Evolution Vision and Framework 2013 were the basis for leading innovation and change in primary care delivery This included additional policy development and practical activity planning and implementation around Paneling of patients as a fundamental of the Patient s Medical Home including work by the PCN Program Management Office and PMP to perform Medical Home Assessment Surveys with every PCN These assessments were designed to identify where gaps may exist and where PCNs can support their member clinics Strengthening the patient physician relationship Developing the blueprint for the voluntary alternative primary care physician compensation model as referenced earlier in this report Developing and implementing accountability measures within PCNs 43 In a President s Letter Dr Richard G R Johnston wrote about the importance of establishing a stronger attachment between each Albertan and a primary care physician He also pointed out that patients and government have responsibilities too The best evidence available and there is a lot of it is that strengthening these attachments pays off in terms of overall system quality and efficiency For this to happen Albertans will need to commit to that relationship and accept a focusing of their major entry point into the system I understand and accept that strengthening the patient physician relationship is a two way street additional resources at the primary care level will be necessary 44 With the PCN Physician Leads Executive the AMA has been advocating to the Notley government with respect to the redirection of 75 million in accumulated PCN surpluses as well as a new requirement for PCNs to submit balanced budgets by July 1 2015 vs budgets which include spending to bring down accumulated surpluses These provisions were part of the provincial budget tabled by the Prentice government They were a matter of extreme concern for PCNs who were either using or planning to use these funds to increase access and services for patients or to maximize PCN Evolution type activities such as implementing panel management Without the funds PCN Evolution could be hampered and PCNs could be at risk of reducing programs and laying off front line staff 45 Newly established Minister of Health and Seniors Sarah Hoffman indicated her support for a stable planning environment for PCNs She stated that while a review of the funds and PCN operations would continue the requirement for balanced budgets would be deferred The minister has however noted that she cannot make any firm funding commitments before the first NDP provincial budget in October She has though been very positive in her statements about the value of PCNs Additionally she has promised to share the results of the current PCN reviews with the PCN Physician Leads Executive and the AMA before any changes in policy or process 46 Finally under Goal 1 to lead innovation and change the AMA continued to work to meet commitments made as a result of the 2013 Continuity of Patient Care Study from the Health Quality Council of Alberta The AMA was identified in a number of recommendations in that report These led to further work with the CPSA AH and AHS The AMA convened a working group the function of which subsequently moved to the jurisdiction of the provincial Health Quality Network A letter was sent to government seeking prioritization for a provider registry the patient s Personal Health Portal and an e referral project Goal 2 Align key incentives and supports for physicians with delivery of care and toward overall system objectives of timely access for patients to quality care 47 Under the AMA Agreement the Physician Compensation Committee PCC is a joint committee of AH and the AMA It includes an appointed independent chair and three representatives of each party with one vote in total for each party The AMA s three representatives were guided by the Board of Directors which in turn is informed by the AMA Compensation Committee AMACC among others 48 The PCC was established under the agreement to provide a specific and focused authority and responsibility over all elements of physician compensation plans and programs 49 The PCC made progress in a number of areas this year before being required to cease activities in the run up to the provincial election Meetings began again in July with the new government in place Activities that occurred and or are still underway included Continuing to implement an individual review of 20 codes in the SOMB developing a methodology with feedback from the RF the board the AMACC and the PCC itself At time of writing the PCC planned to make an initial decision on the methodology in mid August and then communicate with the impacted sections to discuss any concerns effect on services implementation timeframe and effect on relativity An implementation timeline was not to be established until those discussions had been held Improving information and overall knowledge base for decision making with the specific objective of updating the Business Costs Model that is used for allocation Completing the April 1 2015 allocation The board provided direction for a macrodistribution 54 9 million including 11 8 million to fund electronic EMRs was applied for overhead costs Targeted items received 10 3 million 03 05JR Telephone calls must be physician interaction directly to patients to discuss patient management diagnostic test results paid at 15 12 maximum seven per week 03 05JQ Family conference with relative s by telephone in connection with management of a patient with a psychiatric disorder paid at 50 66 billable where distance mobility issues prevent face to face meetings 03 05JP Family conference via telephone relating to acute care facility in patient or registered emergency or out patient or auxiliary hospital nursing home patient AACC or UCC patient to be paid at 40 11 for family conferences where patient is unable to communicate with physician and family is unable to attend an in person conference BMI modifier rule changes to expand eligible locations and including the physician office for a new BMIPRO modifier replacing the previous BMISRG 13 3 million was applied for a fixed amount per physician sectional allocation equivalent of 1 853 Reviewing allocation processes and options for future years Considering research and development of new fees and new methods of payment 50 In order to lead innovation and change physicians need to be supported by an integrated health information system including enhanced information exchange and data analytics There was a great deal of activity by the AMA in a number of venues that will continue into the 2015 16 business year With significant infrastructure costs involved government and AHS discussions around the best way to pursue information decisions can take time The AMA continued to advocate for leveraging the investments that have already been made to begin encouraging the kind of information exchange that is needed at the system and practice level 51 The priorities that the board identified were Making solutions available for physicians to securely exchange health information to support improved access and quality of care Allowing physicians to use data analytics to appropriately collect consolidate access use and contribute health information to improve care delivery Ensuring that physicians in co custodial situations are supported with an information sharing framework ISF and individual assistance to meet their professional obligations 52 We have also been providing input into development of a key provincial initiative for secondary use of health data and have supported a major effort in Edmonton Zone to extend the AMA AHS ISF to all physician users of the AHS shared EMR eCLINICIAN Discussions continued regarding further extension of the ISF to Calgary physician users of the shared EMR SCM Ambulatory Goal 3 Physicians and the AMA in partnership with patients play a leadership role in advocating and promoting a system characterized by Patients First 53 In June the AMA launched a new patient engagement website platform so that the association can engage in two way conversations with the public When announcing the launch the president wrote The website albertapatients ca is an online forum for Albertans to come together and participate in conversations about health care Once they have joined people have the opportunity to Participate in surveys about different aspects of health care Take quick polls and see instant results Join discussion forums about topics that interest them Receive invitations for special surveys or discussions that relate to the interests expressed in their profiles etc Receive newsletters about what s been happening on the website including survey results news from the AMA or other items such as what is happening in other jurisdictions and recent health care related studies 54 Office based physicians received a poster and supply of patient take away sheets to leave in reception areas or examination rooms Physicians were also asked to encourage patients to visit the website 55 To further engage the public this year the AMA promoted the inclusion of at least one nonclinical member on each PCN board and the establishment of PCN Advisory Councils PMP developed two guidebooks to assist PCNs in the process of acquiring these representatives and further engaging with their communities 56 Physicians can become better leaders of a patient and family centered health care system when they receive training for their leadership skills Under the business plan the AMA Worked with AHS and the CPSA to assemble an inventory of advocacy and leadership resources and made them available on the AMA website www albertadoctors org advocating physician advocacy Scheduled an in house Physician Management Institute course for AMA members September 25 2015 in Edmonton Piloted two well received leadership courses one in each of Edmonton and Calgary Healthy AMA 57 Achieving the above goals and objectives under the KRAs requires a healthy vibrant and sustainable AMA For the 2014 15 year the association focused on core organizational capabilities Governance The Governance Oversight Group worked to strengthen communication and collaboration capabilities between members the RF and board Workforce Six Edmonton office sites were consolidated to two locations and a longerterm space strategy five years or more is being developed There was also a transition to the amended employee pension plan with equitable risk sharing Relationships This included the non partisan government relations work already discussed in this report as well as strengthening relationships with other provider organizations Financial The association has developed prudent financial controls that give management reasonable assurance that the assets are safeguarded and reliable financial records are maintained These controls which are reviewed by the Committee on Financial Audit include written policies and procedures technology controls and an organizational structure that segregates duties We focused on maintaining sustainable operations and fully funded reserves as well as effective stewardship of the AMA Agreement grant program funding Knowledge This year the AMA implemented the first phase of a unified telecommunications strategy across all our offices to streamline the member experience and improve our ability to engage with members particularly around key initiatives Other activities and issues 58 Outside of those things directly linked to the AMA business plan and described so far the AMA was involved in many other activities that were consistent with our mission Continuing and chronic care 59 A September 2014 report from the province s Auditor General highlighted the lack of support in the community for Albertans with chronic conditions 60 In an October President s Letter Dr Johnston noted that inadequate community support for the chronically ill results in patients ending up in hospitals too often and for too long He further said that to get the most out of our acute care resources we must invest more in the community with a medical home for every Albertan To do this will require things that have been commented on throughout this AGM report Stepping up the implementation of PCNs and PCN Evolution to the medical home Finding ways to use payments for physicians and other providers as incentives to support the best care right across the system Improving and enhancing our information systems so that they can measure and record the patient s entire journey avoiding gaps along the way 61 The Prentice government accepted the recommendations of the Auditor General s report and pledged to act upon them The new NDP government had not yet spoken about the issue at time of writing Seniors care 62 The Alberta College of Family Physicians has formed the Alberta Seniors Care Coalition ASCC of which the AMA became an early member The coalition now involves AH AHS including the AHS Seniors Strategic Clinical Network Covenant Health the College and Association of Registered Nurses Alberta Pharmacists Association and College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta 63 In April ASCC hosted a conference themed Working Together for Seniors Care as a multidisciplinary professional development event The goal was to provide relevant practice based learning sessions with a focus on seniors health innovative models of service delivery dementia palliative and end of life care 64 As part of our contribution to the coalition

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  • Executive Director's Report to the AGM | Alberta Medical Association
    a number of settings including discussion and negotiation with Alberta Health AH the Workers Compensation Board and Alberta Health Services We also continue to look for new ways to assist physicians including further development of a billing app and working closely with MD Financial Management in our alliance on financial services Well Being includes services aimed to support physician health through the Physician and Family Support Program the AMA has been a leader in physician health for a number of years Increasingly the AMA is also looking to reach out to the broader community The Youth Run Club and Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant Program are outstanding examples of our activities in this regard System Partnership and Leadership refers to the numerous innovations and projects aimed at improving timely access for patients to quality medical care Much of this involves work with organizations such as AH on key innovations such as primary care network evolution or the further development of a provincial clinical information system I would highlight however the start this year of the Voice of the Patient project albertapatients ca providing a place for patients to share their concerns and insights The AMA vision places the patient partnership at the center of the health care system and we will continue to look for ways to engage Albertans To support these activities requires a strong and healthy organization From the work of the RF Governance Oversight Group to that of the Committee on Financial Audit we have worked to follow best practices and ensure we have the resources and capabilities to meet the needs of members There are two foundations to our ongoing success The first is physicians our members I ve written before that to the AMA the members are everything owner customer leader and worker The

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  • Report from the Nominating Committee | Alberta Medical Association
    the Board of Directors of the association The Nominating Committee submits the following nominations for consideration during the annual general meeting 1 Representatives to CMA General Council 2016 NOTE The president attends General Council by virtue of the position and is not included in the number of Alberta representatives allowed to attend 28 The Nominating Committee recommends that the 2016 CMA General Council representatives be President Elect Immediate Past President Speaker or Deputy Speaker Nine representatives named by the board Ten representatives named by the Nominating Committee Two physician appointees of the CPSA at least one of whom must be an elected member of the Council One dean or designate from his office One student representative One PARA representative Alberta representative on CMA Resolutions Committee 2 Speaker and Deputy Speaker 2015 16 a Speaker Dr Fredrykka D Rinaldi General Practice Medicine Hat b Deputy Speaker Dr Susan J Hutchison General Practice Edmonton In accordance with custom brief profiles for these candidates follow below 3 Nominating Committee 2015 16 The bylaws require that the annual general meeting elect four 4 members to the Nominating Committee The current elected incumbents are Dr Graham M D Campbell Diagnostic Radiology Calgary Dr Arlie J Fawcett Psychiatry Calgary Dr Michal S Kalisiak Dermatology Calgary Dr A Robert Turner Internal Medicine Hematology Medical Oncology Edmonton The Nominating Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday November 4 Anyone who is a member of the Nominating Committee cannot be the committee s nominee for the Board of Directors This does not however preclude a member of the Nominating Committee from being nominated from the floor Candidate Profiles Dr Fredrykka D Rinaldi 2014 present Deputy Speaker 2012 present Member Committee on Financial Audit RF Planning Group Council of Zonal Leaders President South Zone Medical Staff Association Section of General Practice member at large 2003 present RF delegate 2000 present AMA rep AMA CPSA LSA Joint Medical Legal Committee 2013 14 Member Nominating Committee 2007 13 Member IM IT Coordinating Committee and Task Force 2011 12 Joint AMA CPSA Executive 2009 12 Member Executive Committee 2006 12 Member Board of Directors 2004 08 Member Section of General Practice Executive 2006 07 Member Nominating Committee 1999 2004 Member Health Issues Council 2002 03 Member Negotiations 2003 Job Action Group 2001 02 Member AMA WCB Negotiating Committee 1996 97 RF delegate 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 AMA delegate CMA General Council Dr Susan J Hutchison 2012 present Member Representative Forum Planning Group 2010 present 2004 07 Representative Forum delegate 2014 2012 AMA delegate CMA General Council 2013 14 2010 12 2005 06 Member Nominating Committee 2013 Member PCN Evolution Working Committee Governance 2010 13 Member Toward Optimized Practice Review Committee 2009 12 Member at large Section of General Practice 2003 04 Member CMA Steering Committee on Primary Care Renewal CMA Sustainability Task Force 1997 2003 Chair CMA Forum on General and Family Practice 1997 2002 Member CMA Working Group on Privacy of Health Information Website feedback Leaders Partners Leaders Governance resources AMA

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  • Financial statements | Alberta Medical Association
    506 2 015 373 951 892 504 019 831 713 5 986 954 3 261 070 2 703 981 2 474 483 1 703 655 1 063 085 610 748 18 366 669 17 803 976 Actuarial loss gain on pension obligation 254 323 446 829 Realization of insurance experience note 6 Net expenditures revenue for the year 1 699 128 404 111 3 561 217 2 065 201 Net assets Beginning of year Net assets End of year 1 040 694 32 266 230 6 073 247 26 192 983 31 225 536 32 266 230 Summary Statement of Cash Flows For the year ended September 30 2014 2014 2013 CASH PROVIDED BY USED IN Operating activities Net revenue expenditures for the year Items not affecting cash Amortization note 4 Gain on portfolio investments Unfunded actuarial gain loss on pension obligation 1 040 694 883 136 564 363 900 319 1 776 090 6 073 247 676 732 356 032 4 117 499 4 381 174 Net change in non cash working capital items 1 597 692 2 104 726 INVESTING ACTIVITIES Additions to property plant and equipment Purchase of portfolio investments Proceeds from sale of portfolio investments 1 879 648 2 282 575 1 127 814 414 342 7 365 036 502 152 3 034 409 7 277 226 Decrease in cash during the year 4 632 101 9 381 952 Cash Beginning of year 8 282 202 17 664 154 Cash End of year 3 650 101 8 282 202 Notes to Summarized Financial Statements For the year ended September 30 2014 1 Basis of presentation The summary of financial statements are derived from the audited financial statements prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not for profit organizations as at September 30 2014 and for the year then ended The preparation of these summary financial statements requires management to determine the information that needs to be reflected in them so that they are consistent in all material respects with or represent a fair summary of the audited statements Management prepared these summary financial statements using the following criteria The summary financial statements include a statement for each included in the audited financial statements with the exception of the statement of changes in net assets as this statement is readily available upon request Information in the summary financial statements agrees with the related information in the audited financial statements Major subtotals totals and comparative information from the audited financial statements are included and The summary financial statements contain the information from the audited financial statements dealing with matters having a pervasive or otherwise significant effect on the summarized financial statements The audited financial statements of the Alberta Medical Association C M A Alberta Division are available upon request by contacting the Association 2 Administered Programs In addition to its principal activities by agreement between the Alberta Medical Association C M A Alberta Division the Association and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta the government

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  • Update on KRA 1, Financial Health | Alberta Medical Association
    Completion of a clinical assistants CAs agreement Completion of a primary care physician compensation model Laboratory Physician Agreement The agreement between AHS Calgary Lab Services AMA and Alberta Society of Laboratory Physicians was ratified in May and signed off in August The term of the agreement is April 1 2014 to March 31 2018 WCB The AMA WCB Agreement was ratified and is effective from October 1 2014 to March 31 2019 The agreement includes definitions for same day and on time reporting and includes financial incentives over the course of the term building up to a 30 fee increase for same day reports and a nearly 20 increase for on time reports Acute care coverage AHS proposed program specific changes for April 2015 for hospitalists surgical assistants physician extenders and surgical programs Two of these groups have approached the AMA for support Representation rights have been secured and positions identified Because of the Strategic Agreement discussions underway negotiations will begin at the conclusion of that process CAs agreement Negotiations with AHS regarding CAs are on hold pending the outcome of Strategic Agreement discussions Existing contracts have been extended to allow that process to occur The three main issues for CAs have been identified as compensation hours and employee vs contractor choice Primary Care Physician Compensation Model AMA primary care leaders are discussing a plan for the completion and implementation of the voluntary model with AH A working group has been struck under the Strategic Agreement discussions to further develop a plan for implementation in 2016 The ARP Program Management Office PMO assisted 15 physician groups with applications for new clinical ARPs this fiscal year Five of these new clinical ARPs have been approved and implemented to date and work continues on the others There are now 52 clinical ARPs operating in Alberta 33 using an annualized model 17 using sessional model and two using a capitation model The ARP PMO also assisted 11 existing clinical ARP groups with applications for expanded funding Four of these expansion applications have been approved and implemented to date and work continues on the others The ARP PMO submitted an extensive report to AH with 28 recommendations to reduce the stakeholder time required to complete clinical ARP applications We are awaiting AH s feedback but initial comments from ministry officials indicate that the report and recommendations were positively received Goal 2 Physicians practice management decisions are based on sound management advice and best practice Priority activities Update 1 Expand support resources to all sections including for allocation intra sectional relative value INRV development billing A new Allocation 101 document is being finalized by AMA staff under direction of the AMA Compensation Committee AMACC A companion INRV 101 document is also being finalized to provide guidance to section fees representatives Health economics has undertaken a review of needs and current staff resources in its area Recruitment of additional staff is underway 2 Expand support and services to members Role of Practice Management Program PMP under

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  • Update on KRA 2, Well being | Alberta Medical Association
    attended the Rural Physician Action Plan RPAP Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta PARA Transitions to Practice events in Calgary and Red Deer A PFSP assessment physician was part of a group at the U of A who ran focus groups regarding IMG mentorship All the PFSP questions on the 2014 Tracker Survey will be included again on the next AMA Tracker Survey scheduled for September 2015 so we can compare responses 2 Assess and analyze potential reasons for the reduction in new callers to PFSP and develop strategies to address them The trend in fewer new callers stabilized From January through December 2014 new callers were up 4 and for January thru June 2015 new callers were up 20 New participants in PFSP case coordination services are also about 20 more than during the same period in 2014 Strategies were applied to increase awareness including updating the PFSP image with a new logo and messaging on the website and in publications The annual mailout by PFSP to all AMA members resumed in March 2015 This annual mailout had not been done for a couple of years previously due to some uncertainty during past negotiations about program continuance Goal 2 The AMA is a broker in bringing together physicians patients and families toward healthy communities Physician and community contributions are supported and celebrated Priority activity Update 1 Using Many Hands as the platform establish AMA as a key resource for bringing physicians together with communities Expand the AMA Youth Run Club YRC Increase contribution of existing sponsor and bring a second major sponsor on board with YRC and or identify a fund development source of similar magnitude 35 000 in new funds for this year with ongoing commitment added to existing ongoing 15 000 Increase number of participating AMA YRC schools to 300 from 233 Increase number of participating students in AMA YRC to 17 000 from 11 000 Increase number of participating physicians resident physicians and medical students to 50 from 20 and ensure representation from all five zones Reduce percentage of unacceptable applications to Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion Grant Program through increased information sharing via the faculties and offering a support service for application writing Reduce rejects to 25 of applications Celebrate and promote community volunteer projects or philanthropy by physician members through Many Hands Profile an average of three physicians per month YRC sponsorship The Running Room continues to be supportive of the program and is considering continuing their cash and in kind sponsorship Alberta Physiotherapy contributed 10 000 for a second year Discussions are in progress with MD Financial Management regarding potential sponsorship A grant application was submitted to Alberta Culture s Community Initiatives Program Work in progress with another potential partner 305 AMA YRCs were registered by the end of school year YRC was promoted to schools by Ever Active Schools EAS in newsletters site visits by AMA YRC Coordinator special events and videos YRC was also promoted to schools at EAS January

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