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  • Primary Care Networks Program Management Office (PCN PMO) | 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 Member services Physicians Compensation and billing Compensation programs Primary Care Networks Program Management Office PCN PMO Primary Care Networks Program Management Office PCN PMO Primary Care Networks PCNs bring local physicians and other health care professionals together to provide comprehensive patient care to Albertans PCNs are comprised of groups of family physicians working with other health care professionals such as nurses nurse practitioners dietitians pharmacists social workers and mental health professionals PCNs develop solutions to meet the needs of the local community and their health issues PCNs are created through an agreement between physicians and Alberta Health Services What is the Primary Care Networks Program Management Office PCN PMO The Primary Care Networks Program Management Office PCN PMO provides operational and business administrative support services to Primary Care Networks PCNs as well as tools and resources to support PCNs in communications evaluation and quality and business planning We also work closely and collaboratively with the other Alberta Medical Association programs such as Practice Management Program PMP and Toward Optimized Practice TOP to support PCNs Additionally the Primary Care Network Evolution initiative is managed through the PCN PMO We provide opportunities to collaborate with all other support programs such as PMP TOP and AIM in developing and delivering tools resources training and support for this initiative For more information about PCN Evolution please visit our website www pcnpmo ca Find out more More information is available on the PCN PMO website PCN PMO homepage PCNs in Alberta History of the PMO Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements Compensation and billing Billing help Compensation programs Business Costs Program BCP Rural Remote Northern Program RRNP Physician On Call Programs Retention

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/compensation-billing/programs/PCNs-PMO (2016-02-01)
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  • Reporting timelines | Alberta Medical Association
    report is received by WCB on the same day as the completed examination including up to 10 00 on the following business day Note Business Day is defined as Monday through Friday from 00 00 00 to 23 59 59 MST each day excluding the Employment Standards Code of Alberta designated holidays New Year s Day Alberta Family Day Good Friday Victoria Monday Canada Day Labour Day Thanksgiving Day Remembrance Day Christmas Day Boxing Day and August 1 civic holiday Examination Date day 0 Scenario A Patient registers at 11 00 Monday Physician sees patient and completes examination at 1300 Monday For same day status WCB needs to receive the report by 10 00 Tuesday Scenario B Patient registers at 23 30 Friday Physician sees patient and completes the examination at 02 00 Saturday For same day status WCB needs to receive the report by 10 00 Monday On time report submission GP First Report The report is received by the WCB within three 3 business days from the date of the completed examination including up to 10 00 on the fourth 4 business day GP Progress Report The report is received by the WCB within four 4 business days from the date of the completed examination including up to 10 00 on the fifth 5 business day Specialist Consultation Report Specialist Follow up Report The report is received by the WCB within four 4 business days from the date of the completed examination including up to 10 00 on the fifth 5 business day Scenario Patient registers at 19 00 Tuesday Specialist sees patient and completes the examination at 22 00 Tuesday In order for this Specialist Consultation Specialist Follow up report to be classified as an on time report submission WCB must receive the report by 10 00

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/wcb/wcb-reporting-timelines (2016-02-01)
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  • Compensation and billing | 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 Member services Physicians WCB Compensation and billing Compensation and billing WCB fee schedule Effective July 1 2015 Alberta physicians WCB Physician Services new fee schedule physician forms and guides Avoid Batching Batching reports which often delays reports will prevent you from optimizing the WCB s new same day and on time reporting incentives It s recommended that in order to capitalize on these reporting incentives and to avoid late report fee reductions you work with your billing software vendor and or submitter to update and revise your current reporting process preferably before July 1 Batching reports which often delays reports will prevent you from optimizing the WCB s new same day and on time reporting incentives It s recommended that in order to capitalize on these reporting incentives and to avoid late report fee reductions you work with your billing software vendor and or submitter to update and revise your current reporting process preferably before July 1 The WCB s Electronic Injury Reporting EIR system remains an efficient and convenient way to submit reports As of last review 49 of reports were submitted by physicians and or their staff versus 51 submitted online by a vendor Are you missing out on billing when providing WCB services Billing WCB Alberta for debridement Billing WCB Alberta for expedited surgeries July 1 WCB same day on time report payments increase Receiving a warning message when using the CMPG01 to 06 modifiers Can t find what you re looking for Email billingadvice albertadoctors org Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements Compensation and billing WCB Negotiation and contract Reporting timelines Compensation and billing Physician and Family Support Program PFSP Practice Management Program

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/wcb/wcb-compensation-and-billing (2016-02-01)
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  • Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals Conference 2015 | Alberta Medical Association
    the session quickly revealed how resilience work motivation work conditions and work satisfaction are linked A thought provoking concept was the idea that the opposite of job dissatisfaction is not satisfaction it s an absence of job dissatisfaction One can have conflicting feelings about one s job Even when factors that can influence work dissatisfaction such as company polices and compensation are more positive and therefore help to reduce job dissatisfaction they may not lead to a sense of happiness in one s job Job happiness and job dissatisfaction are related but are different measures Factors that promote job happiness include a sense of making a difference a sense of growth by surmounting challenges and accountability for these achievements An interesting related topic was a discussion on compensation It resonated that everyone would like greater pay but the best that one can hope to achieve is a sense that everyone is fairly paid Compensation is thus more likely to be a contributor to job dissatisfaction than to job happiness Having explored the many environmental occupational challenges Dr Bly suggested that while there may be occasions where a total change is possible there are likely more often times when such complete changes are not practical One factor that may be more easily managed is attitude Self protective choices and development of emotional management skills are attributes that are far more portable Challenges of a practicing IMG in rural Alberta Presented by Dr Gavin R Sun IMG Vulcan and Strathmore Dr Gavin R Sun s overall impression of Canada prior to his migration from South Africa to Vulcan Alberta may resonate with many international medical graduates IMG It s big and it s cold and I have some idea what I want to do but don t know how to do it Even if all IMG s haven t experienced that impression of Canada they ve faced other common issues In fact many of these issues are similar to those experienced by all rural physicians the challenges of taking care of yourself the isolation that is often inherent in rural practice ethical issues such as establishing proper boundaries especially in a small community where everyone knows everyone or deciding how to deal with gifts from patients Now add to that the difficulties in moving to an entirely new culture both professionally and nationally Simple things like where to get insurance or finding foods one is accustomed to can make life challenging Realizing how numbingly cold minus 40 degrees is can be a shock And even in your well known world of medicine things can be entirely new Consider the different standards of care in Canada than in a resource poor country the different roles of physicians and nurses even over the counter medications are now totally foreign Tylenol You mean Panado Maybe nothing can be done about the weather Hopefully some of the other challenges can be recognized and addressed for IMGs coming to Canada and thanks to Dr Sun for shedding

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/pfsp/i-want-to-learn-more/PFSP-Presents/PFSP-Presents-EMRH-Conference-2015 (2016-02-01)
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  • AB Association of General Surgeons - Review in the Rockies | Alberta Medical Association
    of General Surgeons are based on her academic and research interests in trauma care and education in surgery Dr Ahmed is the author of over 30 peer reviewed papers and is Residency Training Program Director for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Critical Care at the University of Toronto She was also a member of the National Steering Committee on Resident Duty Hours that reported its recommendations in 2013 www residentdutyhours ca No easy solution According to Dr Ahmed there is no easy solution to the complex problem of reconciling patient care and safety the health and competence of teachers and learners the maintenance of quality training environments and the associated financial costs Some of the things we learned from the resident duty hours debate is that the status quo is not acceptable and that shifts of 24 hours or longer without restorative sleep should be avoided Fatigue Risk and Excellence Towards a Pan Canadian Consensus on Resident Duty Hours 2013 There is no one size fits all when it comes to hours for training programs Dr Ahmed asserts that we need to shift our thinking away from aggregate daily or weekly duty hours to effective training hours The number and kind of training hours required to produce a general surgeon a psychiatrist or a family doctor will differ Flexibility within and between training programs is required Strategies and interventions Dr Ahmed indicated that neither patient safety nor resident wellness has improved and faculty satisfaction has been eroded by recent changes to resident duty hours across Canada She suggests the following learner improvement strategies and organizational interventions Emphasis and education on sleep hygiene and fatigue management Evidence based approaches to the use of simulation in training Competency based benchmarks for training and evaluation Addressing unnecessary after hours and weekend work by

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/pfsp/i-want-to-learn-more/PFSP-Presents/PFSP-Presents-AB%20Association-General%20Surgeons-Review-Rockies (2016-02-01)
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  • Practice management resources | Alberta Medical Association
    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 Member services Physicians Practice Management Program PMP Practice management resources Practice management resources Access resources to help you with many aspects of practice management The articles below originally appeared in Alberta Doctors Digest Resource topics Human resources management From babies to aging parents An employer s duty to accommodate We have incredible influence on staff performance Management approaches for staff effectiveness Clear expectations better relationships An employee handbook sets guidelines Getting your staff on the grid Operations management Starting your own practice Follow the checklist Close a practice productively with these tips Why would my clinic develop a team agreement Financial and business planning per sq ft are just one consideration Don t lose your head about overhead Are you balancing cost and value Determine best overhead model for your circumstance What do those numbers mean Governance and leadership What is so important about a formal practice agreement How should I run my medical office Questions suggestions Don t see what you re looking for here Contact us Linda A Ertman Program Coordinator Practice Management Program Alberta Medical Association Toll free 1 800 272 9680 T 780 733 3632 Cell 780 700 2973 Email Linda A Ertman Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements Compensation and billing WCB Physician and Family Support Program PFSP Practice Management Program PMP Practice management resources AMA Physician Locum Services Insurance Wealth management Do the paperwork Resident Physicians Medical Students Membership Guide Manage your membership The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/pmp/resources (2016-02-01)
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  • Physicians in rural areas | Alberta Medical Association
    Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Member services Physicians AMA Physician Locum Services Physicians in rural areas Physicians in rural areas In this section find out about locum programs for family physicians and specialists in rural areas and how to request a locum physician through the Alberta Medical Association s AMA s Physician Locum Services What services can I access Services for family physicians in rural areas Office and emergency room coverage for rural physicians practicing and living in communities with fewer than five physicians Weekend coverage for any physician in a community with fewer than four physicians Weekend coverage for senior physicians to limit weekend call to no more than one in four weekends for Physicians who have practiced more than nine years in rural Alberta and are older than 54 in communities with fewer than 16 physicians or Any rural physician practicing and living in a community with fewer than four local physicians Summer months are limited to a maximum of two weeks locum coverage per requesting physician to accommodate the high demand for the service Communities with critical shortages are assisted with locum coverage based on locum availability Specialists practicing in Alberta regional centers outside Calgary and Edmonton can access Specialist locum coverage Locum coverage for weekends and for periods away from practice for up to four weeks How do I find a locum physician There are two ways you can apply for a locum physician Use our interactive registry to find a locum or post your availability for a locum position Access practice and locum opportunities or contact Barry Brayshaw Director Physician Locum Services Alberta Medical Association T 1 800 272 9680 ext 366 or 780 732 3366 Email Barry Brayshaw Website feedback Member services Physicians Our Agreements Compensation and billing WCB Physician and Family

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/pls/rural-physicians (2016-02-01)
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  • Locum physicians | Alberta Medical Association
    Current or past certification in advanced trauma life support ATLS Experience in obstetrics anesthesia or surgery an asset Specialists Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification Find out about certification Member in good standing with the Canadian Medical Protective Association CMPA Join the CMPA and check your CMPA status MCC certification successful completion of LMCC parts I II Learn about LMCC CPSA registration Unrestricted licensure General Register Apply for an Alberta Medical Practice Permit Applying There are several ways you can apply for a locum position To work with PLS fill in the appropriate application form Rural Locum Program Application Form General Practice Specialist s Locum Program Application Form Mail fax or email the form to us Physician Locum Services Alberta Medical Association 12230 106 Ave NW Edmonton AB T5N 3Z1 barry brayshaw albertadoctors org Fax 780 732 3361 To access private locum opportunities or advertise your availability register on our interactive registry of practice and locum opportunities Access practice and locum opportunities If you have questions please contact Barry Brayshaw Director Physician Locum Services Alberta Medical Association T 1 800 272 9680 ext 366 or 780 732 3366 Email Barry Brayshaw Benefits of participating in the program Benefits at different stages in your career New graduates Experience a variety of practice environments during your locum experience which is an excellent foundation for long term practice decisions Senior physicians As you consider retirement keep actively involved in practice with breaks between assignments to pursue personal interests Urban physicians Enjoy part time opportunities as a physician locum by bringing your valuable experience to rural practice Keep in touch with the broad range of services provided in rural practice and improve skills you may use less often in urban centers Both urban and rural physicians Maintain emergency skills by providing weekend hospital emergency department coverage Family practitioners Fee for service and on call remuneration with an overhead rate of 200 per weekday paid by locum physicians for periods of office coverage No overhead paid by locums for weekend coverage Net guarantee of a minimum of 1 000 per day averaged over each assignment Personal vehicle use paid at the rate of 55 per km or commercial travel flights rental vehicle at no charge or minimal charge for out of province flights to cover short less than five days assignments Travel honoraria 250 for up to 400 km or four hours of travel to and from the rural community 500 for greater than 400 km or four hours to and from the rural community Most accommodation provided by rural physicians or for weekends by Alberta Health Services The AMA manages all bookings hospital privileges commercial travel and financial tasks Assignment bookings generally receive more than 30 days advance notice Locum physicians are eligible to receive payments under the Rural Emergency On Call and Rural Remote Northern programs Specialists Minimum daily guarantee of 1 500 per day averaged over assignment Personal vehicle use reimbursed at 48 per km or commercial travel flight

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/services/physicians/pls/locum-physicians (2016-02-01)
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