News archives

April 2020

Scotiabank, CMA and MD Financial Management commit further support to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 29, 2020

Scotiabank, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), has committed $4.6 million to further support physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting Patients' Needs: A Stepwise Approach to Delivering Care for Primary and Specialty Care Clinics

April 27, 2020

The April 24 webinar recording and slide deck are now available. The session was led by primary care and community specialists who shared their experience and tips on how they: organized their clinic space to keep patients and staff safe; optimized the clinic team for all aspects of care delivery; identified what work can be done today to meet the patient's needs and protect your capacity for tomorrow; assessed and delivered appointment options for patient care - virtual or in-person; and managed patients discharged from the hospital.

Alberta Medical Association Response to Provincial Announcement on Support for Rural Health Care

April 24, 2020

After weeks of public advocacy by rural physicians and the Alberta Medical Association, Health Minister Tyler Shandro today announced major support dedicated to rural medicine. We thank rural physicians for all their efforts and also the many Albertans who expressed their own concerns.

Billing Corner

April 17, 2020

We have updated the March Billing Corner with new billing information learned over the past couple of weeks. Additionally, we have split the Billing Corner documents into two, one just for Virtual Care and the other just for March 31 changes. Please read the documents and share with your billing staff.

Junior high school students say "Thanks!" to Alberta's health care workers

April 17, 2020

The grade 7 and 8 students of Edmonton's Svend Hansen Junior High shared 60 thank-you cards with us, made to show appreciation for the efforts of community health care workers, especially during this difficult time. Thank you for this kind gesture, Svend Hansen students!

Business Viability in Times of Crisis Webinar

April 16, 2020

The April 9 webinar recording and slide deck are now available. Physicians are facing considerable business viability pressures from the impacts of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s unilateral implementation of their Physician Funding Framework. In an effort to simplify and coordinate information, the AMA has assembled subject-matter-experts to create a simplified and practical source of truth for government subsidies and human resource practices.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.