2017-2023 Memorandum of Agreement
Between the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed on May 3, 2022, included a commitment from the NLMA and the provincial government to establish Blended Capitation as a new payment schedule of the MOA. The final agreement was arrived at with the assistance of a mediator and officially released on April 3, 2023. Click here to learn more about Blended Capitation, as well as frequently asked questions.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in consultation with the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, is offering a one-time Recognition and Retention Bonus of up to $25,000 to eligible family physicians in exchange for a one-year return-inservice agreement (from the date of signing). This one-time bonus will be administered by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services, the newly established Provincial Health Authority.
As outlined in Schedule “Q” of the 2017-2022 MOA, the Rural Community Comprehensive Care Bonus (RCCCB) came into effect on September 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted on or after September 30, 2023 (covering the bonus period September 30, 2022 – September 29, 2023) which is the first full year of the new RCCCB program. The RCCCB replaces the FFS Family Medicine Rural Retention Bonus (RRB). The RRB remains in place for FFS specialists.
An eligibility flow chart has been developed to assist you with determining if your practice meets the criteria of the new bonus.
The NLMA will send a reminder on September 1, 2023, to complete your application, which must be submitted by December 31, 2023.
On-Call Payment Program Information Manual. On-call rates are based on a four-tiered rate structure. The rates are based on average intensity and volume of on-call work by discipline. The four-tiered rate structure treats all physicians in the same discipline, wherever they are located in the province, on the same tier.
This Payment Schedule identifies the amounts prescribed as payable and rules and conditions of payment under the Physicians and Fee Regulations (Schedule A), governed by the Medical Care Insurance Act for insured services rendered by licensed physicians.
A guide for billing non-insured services such as medical-legal reports, completion of insurance forms, and other third party services.
A supplementary document to be used in conjunction with the Memorandum of Agreement, this quick reference guide provides salaried physicians with additional information and explanation of the various policies affecting salary practice.
For the provision of medical services to injured workers.