Alberta Medical Association says health minister’s tweets on doctor billing fees paints inaccurate picture

Health minister Tyler Shandro took to Twitter Monday night, to highlight claims Alberta doctors bill higher fees compared to several other Canadian provinces. As Silvana Benolich reports, the Alberta Medical Association says that comparison is not accurate.

Alberta government extends deadline for changes to doctor fees

Alberta’s health minister says the government will delay bringing in changes to the fees doctors collect so that the province can continue to consult with physicians. Tyler Shandro says he’s encouraged by talks so far, but adds that ultimately there…

Alberta doctors not ruling out court challenge in response to billing changes

Alberta doctors say they haven’t ruled out a court challenge to the government’s billing rule changes that physicians say could profoundly affect patient care. Dr. Christine Molnar, head of the Alberta Medical Association, says the court route is not preferred,…

Alberta government eyeing ‘significant changes’ to health care system in 2020

Alberta’s medical system is getting prepped for some major surgery in 2020, and Health Minister Tyler Shandro says it starts in about two weeks with the release of a report expected to be the blueprint for change. “We committed to…

AMA president ‘hopeful’ for ‘effective dialogue’ with Alberta health minister about controlling costs

A month after Alberta’s UCP government tabled numerous proposals for controlling health-care costs in the province, the Alberta Medical Association has provided the health minister with a formal response. “While I appreciate that these past weeks have caused a lot…

Doctor, NDP and health minister on proposed changes to Alberta physician compensation

December 3 2019 6:47pm A St. Albert doctor, NDP MLA David Shepherd and Health Minister Tyler Shandro respond to changes the UCP is proposing. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) {…

Doctors worried about Alberta government’s proposed cuts, changes to compensation

The Alberta Medical Association says proposed cuts by the provincial government are “troubling,” would impact primary care physicians and could be “devastating to rural family practice.” The AMA shared with its members that the government tabled several proposals on Nov.…

AMA president pens letter to UCP health minister to raise concerns over conscience rights legislation

The head of the organization that represents Alberta’s physicians has reached out to the province’s health minister to “state some concerns” about a conscience rights bill that passed first reading in the legislature last week. “The bill has generated attention…

AHS identifies issue that led to lab result delays after Connect Care launch

Friday marked Day 6 since the first wave of the Connect Care rollout and some family doctors said they still hadn’t received any lab results. Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system is being implemented in phases over a number of…

Doctors call new pay plan being proposed in Alberta legislature cynical, heavy-handed

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 30, 2019 7:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s doctors say proposed changes to their pay and practice rules are cynical and heavy-handed…