In-Patient Care

The In-patient Care initiative recognizes the importance of continuous doctor-patient relationships including the coordination of patient transitions between hospitals and the offices of community family doctors. Essentially, it is designed to support and extend the existing care provided in a family doctor’s practice to a hospital environment and back again.

Announced in February 2013, the In-patient Care Initiative replaces any prior service agreements between local divisions of family practice and the Ministry of Health. With total funding of $31.9 million, the program includes a set of incentives aimed at better supporting and compensating family doctors who provide this important aspect of care.

As of April 1, 2013, the following In-patient Care incentives are available to family doctors and participating local divisions of family practice:

  • Assigned In-patient Care Network Incentive.
  • Unassigned In-patient Care Network Incentive.
  • Unassigned In-patient Care Fee.
  • Enhanced clinical fees for select in-patient MRP services.

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