April 1, 2017 Billing Corner
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March 16, 2017
Please note: The April 1 SOMB reflects only changes made pursuant to the Individual Fee Review of the Physician Compensation Committee as well as the SOMB Rule Changes Initiative. The April 1, 2017 SOMB scheduled adjustment (a cost-of-living increase) is being held back as an amount at risk under the Amending Agreement. A reconciliation process to be completed no later than June 30, 2018 will determine whether the payment will be made to physicians.
Please ensure that your billing software has been updated to reflect the changes that are described within this document. The Billing Corner is a summary document; there are changes to rates that are not stated in the Billing Corner. Please refer to the Schedule of Medical Benefits for complete details.
Disclaimer: While care has been taken to provide accurate information, the Alberta Medical Association does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information contained herein. Please refer to the Schedule of Medical Benefits for complete details. If you provide services specific to more than one section, the AMA recommends that you refer to all those that are applicable to the services that you provide.