PCC Update

March 30, 2018

This publication from the Physician Compensation Committee is designed to provide regular updates on the approvals, decisions and accomplishments that take place at that table.


The PCC is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the Physician Overhead Review project.

Recent Activities

Physician Overhead Review Project

The Physician Overhead Review project is underway. Deloitte has been engaged by Alberta Health (AH) and the Alberta Medical Association to lead the project in collaboration with the PCC, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services and the AMA.

The purpose of this project is to research and estimate physician overhead costs and develop an analytic approach that will provide a better understanding of the various overhead costs across different medical sections, practice types, geographical locations, and practice sizes.

Recent project activities include the following:

  • Completion of the overhead study conceptual framework, which was reviewed and approved by the PCC.
  • Distribution of a pilot survey in late 2017 and a second, PDF survey in early 2018 to capture physician input and feedback from 54 section leaders.
  • Launch of the final survey on March 21, 2018 with distribution to 31 sections.

The PCC encourages all sections to participate in the survey, as this study will be used to inform a number of different PCC initiatives, including:

  • Allocation
  • Establishment of sections’ intra-sectional relative values (INRV’s)
  • Any future fee reviews
  • Any ARP rate reviews

Please plan to complete your survey submission by April 20, 2018.

Your completion and submission of the survey in a timely fashion is essential to ensure the project remains on track.

Upcoming project activities includes collating and validating survey results and developing an interim report of survey data.

PCC Membership

  • Mr. Christopher Sheard – PCC Chair

Alberta Health

  • Ms. Camille Bailer – Executive Director, Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
  • Mr. Kevin Shortt – Director, Budget and Analytics Unit, Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
  • Ms. Ashley Stacewicz– Director, Insured Services and Compensation Design Unit, Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
  • Ms. Yuliya Khakhuda (Observer) – Manager, Insured Services and Compensation Design Unit, Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch

Alberta Health Services

  • Dr. Rowland Nichol – Associate Chief Medical Officer
  • Ms. Thea Leskewich – Executive Director, North Sector and Provincial Clinical Physician Compensation

Alberta Medical Association

  • Dr. Linda Slocombe – Medical Director, Calgary Foothills PCN
  • Dr. Jonathan Choy – Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology; Associate Dean, Clinical Faculty, FoMD, University of Alberta; Provincial Medical Director, Virtual Health Services, Alberta Health Services
  • Mr. Jim Huston – Assistant Executive Director, Health Economics
  • Mr. Allan Florizone (Observer) – Senior Advisor, Policy and Economics

For more information, or to contact PCC, please email PCC@albertadoctors.org

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