Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)
This section provides information regarding the WCB-AMA Physician Services Compensation Agreement with respect to the contract, reporting, compensation/billing and frequently asked questions.
Negotiation and contract
The AMA negotiates with WCB for physician services provided to injured workers covered by WCB. The term of the agreement is October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019 and covers all Alberta physicians. The agreement also fairly recognizes the special requirements of WCB work and demonstrates the mutual interests of the parties in caring for WCB patients.
The Agreement improves the timing and efficiency of the exchange of information that is important and unique to these patients/workers. The Agreement applies incentives for same day and on time reporting that can reduce turnaround times for WCB patients to receive care and return to work when they are healthy again.
Compensation and billing
Understand how to bill for physician services provided to injured workers covered by WCB. Learn about the WCB fee guide, WCB physician reference guide, billing rules and physician forms.
WCB Report to Employer ("pink copy") no longer required
Physicians will no longer need to provide the equivalent of the former "pink copy" report to the employer. If the employer requires a work slip for BTW information, you can charge the employer for this service. You may not charge the worker.
WCB Agreement FAQs
The AMA has put together a series of questions and answers to help you better understand the WCB agreement.