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Physician Benefits

The Department of Health and Social Services and Yukon Medical Association recently ratified a five year physician funding agreement that will be in place to March 31, 2017.

Highlights of this agreement are:

  • An increase to fees totalling 6% over five years applied to both fee for service and contracted physicians
  • A number of targeted fee increases to fees billed by family practice physicians in an office setting 
  • A missed average daily billing guarantee for visiting specialists
  • Remuneration for communications by phone, fax or email initiated by a Yukon Physician to a Specialists for patient management and advice
  • After hours surgical premiums

A number of Contribution Agreements form part of the physician funding agreement and are in place to encourage the recruitment and retention of physicians to Yukon as follows:

 

Continuing Medical Education Program

The purpose of this program is to reimburse eligible physicians for costs incurred with regard to the maintenance and enhancement of knowledge, skills and competency with due regard to meeting the health service needs of Yukon residents in the most efficient and effective manner.

 

Education Support Program

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to physicians who reside and practice in Yukon who take additional training to enhance their skills, thereby contributing to patient care in Yukon.

 

Locum Support Program

The purpose of this program is to assist physicians who reside and practice in Yukon with expenses incurred in securing locum services.

 

Maternity/Parental Benefits Program

The purpose of this program is to provide partial income replacement for an eligible physician/parent who is on temporary leave from Yukon practice for the birth/adoption of a child.

 

Medical Practice Insurance (CMPA) Program

The purpose of this program is to reimburse eligible physicians for their actual costs incurred in respect of their medical liability insurance premiums based on rates established by the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

 

New Graduates of CCFP Program

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance with repayment of medical student loans that have been incurred by recent graduates with a Certificate of the College of Family Physicians of Canada so as to recruit and retain them in Yukon.

 

New Graduates of RCPSC Program

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance with repayment of post-graduate student loans that have been incurred by recent Certificants of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada so as to recruit and retain them in Yukon.

 

Office Start Up/Renovation Program

The purpose of this program is to increase access for Yukon patients to office-based practice by providing reimbursement of eligible expenses to new or existing General Practitioners or Specialists who start up a new office-based practice in the Yukon and financial assistance to existing Yukon General Practitioners or Specialists who undertake office renovations to accommodate newly recruited physicians in their office space.

 

Physician Relocation Program

The purpose of this program is to assist newly recruited physicians who reside and practice in Yukon with their relocation expenses, and to assist recruiting physicians with certain eligible expenses.

 

Preceptor Support Program

The purpose of this program is to provide a stipend to resident physicians who serve as Preceptors for medical students or family practice or specialist residents.

 

Recruitment and Retention Program

The purpose of this program is to promote the recruitment and retention of physicians in Yukon by way of financial incentives.

 

Resident and Medical Student Program

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance for travel and accommodation costs incurred by family medicine or specialists residents and medical students who are doing elective rotations with resident physicians in Yukon.