The contract includes $42 million in repair funds, also known as targeted investments. This will increase the remuneration of physicians at or closer to the top in Atlantic Canada. The five priority areas are:. Services called A100 and provided in an emergency room that is not funded under an ED-AFA can be paid under other existing pricing codes. In 2008, a pay-for-performance program was implemented in successive waves in Ontario Emergency Departments (EDs) with the goal of reducing length of stay. We try to assess the impact on length of stay and quality of care. The opinions, results and conclusions reported in this article are those of the authors and regardless of the sources of funding. No EMIC or Ontario MOHLTC approval is contemplated or should be inferred. The framework contract is the formal funding contract between physicians and the Government of Nova Scotia for most medical services. The contract covers the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2023. For the payment of fees, the hospital reference number assigned to the emergency room must be filed upon request. The General Practitioner/Family Physician Emergency Assessment is an assessment of a patient who meets at least the requirements of an interim assessment and is performed by the patient`s general practitioner/family physician in an emergency room funded under an Emergency Department Alternative Funding Agreement (ED-AFA).
For this visit, the service includes any reassessment of the patient by the general practitioner/family doctor in the emergency department and any appropriate collaboration with the emergency physician.