June 19, 2014, PCC Update

June 19, 2014

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.

Membership Change

There has been a recent change in membership to the PCC as we welcome Maryna Korchagina, Acting Executive Director of Workforce Design at Alberta Health and Dr. Alan Casson, Senior Medical Advisor at Alberta Health.

Update

Since the last PCC Update, the Committee continues to make progress. In particular and in keeping with the PCC mandate to perform an individual fee review, the PCC has developed a process for the review of individual health service codes.

Recent Activities

As part of the Individual Fee Review process recently established by the PCC, the Committee has begun gathering information from AMA Section representatives to help inform the fee review process. View the Letter from the PCC Chair distributed on June 16, 2014 to AMA Sections describing the fee review process.

The PCC has recognized the importance of having a detailed methodical process that is based on fundamental principles. Criteria have been established to allow for the identification of codes to be reviewed. View the criteria and the full Individual Fee Review Process.

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.