PCC Update

May 16, 2017

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 announce the posting of the Overhead Review RFP on May 1, 2017 with a closing date of May 30, 2017.
Also, the PCC welcomes additional members from Alberta Health to the Committee.

Recent Activities

Overhead Review RFP

Alberta Health and the AMA are seeking a Proponent to research and estimate physician overhead costs and develop an analytic approach in order to provide Alberta Health and the AMA, through the Physician Compensation Committee, with a better understanding of the various components of physician overhead and the variation in overhead costs across different medical sections, practice types [private office, Alberta Health Services (AHS) facilities], geographical locations, practice sizes, and over time.

The global objectives of this Project are to:

1) Complete a strategic review of physician overhead;

2) Develop a framework to represent and understand physician business costs, and to ensure reasonable and fair compensation between physicians in different practice environments; and

3) Gain real-world values regarding overhead as well as developing a ‘model office’ in which ‘consideration for reasonableness’ is taken into account.

View full details of the RFP: vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/Opportunity.aspx?Guid=C1A03A24-DFF4-43E0-AB1F-3B1A2BE8A876&

PCC Membership

  • Mr. Christopher Sheard - PCC Chair

Alberta Health

  • Ms. Camille Bailer - Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Workforce Planning and Accountability Division
  • Mr. Kevin Shortt – Director, Budget and Analytics Unit, Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
  • Mr. Fedja Lazarevic - 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. Josephine Amelio - Director, Edmonton Zone, Provincial Medical Affairs

Alberta Medical Association

  • Mr. Jim Huston - Assistant Executive Director, Health Economics
  • Dr. Linda Slocombe - Medical Director, Calgary Foothills PCN
  • Dr. Gerry Kiefer - Clinical Associate Professor & Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of Calgary Department of Surgery, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allan Florizone (Observer) - Senior Advisor, Policy and Economics

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

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