The current agreement was ratified by members in the spring of 2019. The three-year contract (April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022) includes new credits for priority areas identified by extensive consultations. New funding: In a new Memorandum of Understanding, DHW, NSHA and IWK commit to involving physicians in all decisions that may affect physicians and their service delivery. DHW, NSHA and IWK will consult meaningfully with the NSA and ensure that the concerns and contributions of physicians represented by the NSA are taken into account in decision-making in the health system. The five-year agreement included targeted funding for professionals, family physicians, field doctors and paid physicians. In addition, new funding has been allocated to professional correction, general services committee initiatives, rural priorities, APA workload challenges and much more. The colony also created a first initiative of its kind, which gave more influence to the institution`s doctors and a stronger voice in their relations with health authorities. A number of related agreements may be of interest to you, including: Each doctor receives a 2% rate increase each year of the contract. The Master Vertrag 2019 ensured the continuation of the virtual care grant announced on March 19, 2018. The award allows family physicians to make better use of technology by repositioning telephone services at the same time as eVisits in a reconstructed pilot project consisting of a bulk payment structure for physicians willing to use MyHealthNS and telephone visits to support their patients. In the first instance, when a physician is screened according to a specific pricing code, the examination is used for educational purposes, except in cases of deliberate abuse. The Physician Master Agreement covers economic relations and agreements between the Government of British Columbia and the Doctors of BC.
The agreement is in effect until March 31, 2022. The current, non-personal, costs for specialists remain in place. Family physicians who choose not to participate in the MyHealthNS pilot project are entitled to charge unbilled fees. The Polybag, with this month`s edition of the BC Medical Journal, contains a member guide to the new BCMA agreements, which identifies the provisions of the agreements most likely to affect individual physicians and contains a brief description of these agreements. I hope you will have the opportunity to check them out. It is divided into key sections designed for clarity and ease of use. In agreement with physicians, the Board of Directors has identified five priority areas for targeted investments to stabilize some of the country`s most critical services.