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2008 Physician Services Agreement Ontario

A subcommittee of the Physician Services Committee will assess the impact of GP Focused Practice Physicians` regulations on physician access premiums in primary care models. Guidelines are being developed to address waivers for certain PM practice groups. With effect from 1 October 2007, the pregnancy allowance and parental leave programme is amended to extend the eligibility conditions beyond honorary doctors and app. A relocation support program is being implemented through HealthForceOntario to encourage physicians who do not live or currently practice in Ontario and who have a connection to Ontario or Canada to practice in that province. The re-evaluation was successful and OMA`s Board of Directors approved a set of new incentives and royalties, most of which will come into effect in the fall of 2007 and early 2008. Among the most important elements are: a working group will be set up until 31 On 27 December 2007, it will draw up a programme for most responsible medical services (MRPs), which will contain recommendations on the remuneration of full-time hospital doctors and communal doctors providing hospital care. The one-time funding was deferred in recognition of the negative effects on family physician access premiums by GP Focused Practice Services. Eligibility criteria will be developed by the Physical Services Committee. A weekly palliative care case management fee code of $51.70 will be included in OHIP`s performance plan no later than January 1, 2008. A bilateral committee has been set up to study the parameters of a competitive incentive programme for engagement. The four-year framework agreement on medical services provides for a mid-term reassessment to review the agreement on investment initiatives and changes to the health system. .

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