These annual increases apply on April 1 of each year and apply to the Medical Service Unit (MSU), Alternative Payment Schedule (APP) rate, Collaborative Emergency Centre Funding, Anesthesia Unit (AU), Clinical Evaluation for Practical Program (CAPP) Rate, Regional Hospitalist and Community Hospital Inpatient (CHIP) Daily Rates, Primary Maternity Care Program Schedules, Pathology List B Payments, Session Rate and Hourly Rates (ICU, ED Psychiatry and Psychiatry). In agreement with physicians, the Board of Directors has identified five priority areas for targeted investments to stabilize some of the country`s most critical services. The goal was to make these doctors the highest paid among their Atlantic Canada colleagues until the end of the contract and to make Nova Scotia competitive with other provinces. At the end of the contract, Atlantic Canada family physicians, anaesthetists and emergency physicians will be the highest paid. Psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology will come very close to the summit. The Master Vertrag 2019 ensured the continuation of the virtual care grant announced on March 19, 2018. The award allows family physicians to make better use of technology by repositioning telephone services at the same time as eVisits in a reconstructed pilot project consisting of a bulk payment structure for physicians willing to use MyHealthNS and telephone visits to support their patients. The contract includes $42 million in repair financing, also known as targeted investments. This will increase the pay of physicians at or closer to the top at Atlantic Canada. The five priority areas are:. Learn more about Master Agreement programs and funding. The Master Agreement is jointly managed by DNS and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW).
For more information, visit the Royalty Committee and the Master Agreement Management Group (MAMG). Some additional investments will support the recruitment and engagement of physicians through other means. This investment aims to improve access to patient care and compensate health care professionals for the duration of the telephone and evisit. Compensation is assessed for physicians working part-time or with small patient panels. In a new agreement, DHW, NSHA and IWK commit to involving physicians in all decisions that may affect physicians and their service delivery. DHW, NSHA and IWK will consult meaningfully with the NSA and ensure that the concerns and contributions of physicians represented by the NSA are taken into account in decision-making in the health system. Each doctor receives an increase of 2% per year of contract. The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness has launched, in collaboration with partners and physicians, a two-year pilot project to identify and implement measures to reduce the administrative burden on physicians and their patients. Read more In total, Doctors Nova Scotia secured $135 million in new funding over four years for Nova Scotia physicians.
On August 7, 2019, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) announced that McKesson Canada, the software provider behind MyHealthNS, will not renew its contract in Nova Scotia. The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is in the process of choosing the new solution and working closely with McKesson to develop transition plans, with contributions from Doctors Nova Scotia. In the meantime, all of MyHealthNS` current features and associated funding will continue. The current, non-personal, costs for specialists remain in place. Family physicians who choose not to participate in the MyHealthNS pilot project are entitled to charge unbilled fees. The Master Agreement is the formal funding contract between physicians and the Government of Nova Scotia for most medical services. The contract is valid from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2023. Physicians Nova Scotia has guaranteed the right of physicians to be represented in all aspects of contract negotiations, including compensation, but also services that may be required by physicians in exchange for this compensation, through an agreement between DNS, the Department of Health and Wellness,