President's Letter: Blended Capitation Advisory Service

President’s Letter: Blended Capitation Advisory Service

Dear Colleagues:

The NLMA is pleased to announce the launch of a Blended Capitation Advisory Service to support physicians who wish to explore what moving to the Blended Capitation Model means for their individual practices.

The NLMA and provincial government have reached an agreement on a new Blended Capitation payment model for family physicians. Blended Capitation is a voluntary, alternate payment model designed for independent community family practice. The model blends a capitation payment per each rostered patient with a partial fee-for-service payment for direct patient encounters. The new model supports comprehensive family medicine, improved access for patients, team-based care, and improved recruitment and retention of physicians who want to practise under this model. For more information, please visit the NLMA webpage.

We have contracted a consultant with whom you can book a meeting to explore how you can use your EMR data to define your panel of patients, and to predict your future income. This information can help inform your decision on whether to move to Blended Capitation.

The advisory service will also bring in support from a peer group of physicians who have been involved in the project over the past year, and who can share their perspectives on the benefits and realities of blended capitation. The first block of appointments is available now, please visit our booking webpage for meeting times.

More appointment availability will be added in the coming weeks as we gauge demand. If there is no current availability for an appointment, we invite you to express your interest by emailing [email protected].


Kris Luscombe