Supporting your financial health
From the time you begin your practice to retirement, the Alberta Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association support you by:
- Negotiating on your behalf.
- Managing compensation programs and offering billing help.
- Helping you manage practical aspects of your practice.
- Offering financial products such as insurance and investment services.
Negotiating for you
This website area includes the AMA Agreement, the AMA Amending Agreement and the AMA Agreement 2011-18 Overview and Analysis (a plain-language version of the Agreement with additional explanatory material).
Compensation and billing
Learn about the complex process for dividing the funding negotiated for the SOMB among the AMA physician sections, and get help with billing issues.
Get help from the AMA that includes a link to the SOMB, answers to your billing questions and information about upcoming billing seminars.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The CME program reimburses physicians for eligible expenses incurred during education sessions.
Find information about and links to our compensation programs, including the Business Costs Program; Rural, Remote, Northern Program; Physician On-Call Programs; Retention Benefit Program; Parental Leave Program; and Medical Liability Reimbursement.
Find information on uninsured services, including the difference between these services and negotiated fees for health records.
Find what you need to know about allocation, the complex process used to allocate the SOMB funding increases.
Alternative Relationship Plans (ARPs)
Learn more about the ARP physician compensation model.
Find out how physician compensation relates to measures such as CPI and physician compensation in other provinces.
Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP)
Contact the PFSP for confidential help with personal and professional issues. Call us 24/7/365 at 1.877.767.4637.
Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)
Learn about the AMA’s goals for EMRs and how these goals can be achieved.
Practice Management Program (PMP)
The PMP offers PCN physicians business advice and support as they provide care to their patients through PCNs.
AMA Physician Locum Services®
Physician Locum Services® benefits both physicians in rural areas and locum physicians.
CMA resources for practicing physicians
Resources, solutions and opportunities from the CMA to improve your practice, balance your life and advance your profession.
Save on insurance costs through our highly competitive ADIUM Insurance group insurance plans.
Learn about your investment options through MD Financial Management and about a new alliance between the AMA and MD to meet physicians' financial needs.
Access member discounts
As a valued AMA/CMA member, you have access to unique savings programs, offers and value-added services from local, national and international brand name companies.
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Newsletters & Magazines
AMA's serial publications, newsletters and magazines keep members informed about their association and other items of interest from the medical community.
The AMA publishes books, documents and other resources to assist members in their practice. Some of our most prominent and frequently used are listed here.