This individual CME Rebate Program is available to physicians who generate income within a given calendar year, including both fee-for-service and other forms of remuneration from the provincial government. Residents who hold a full license to practice may be eligible for a CME rebate if they also “moonlight” to earn fee-for-service income and incur CME expenses not related to completion of their Residency program.
Physicians are continually upgrading their knowledge, and Doctors Manitoba helps make that possible. Our CME Rebate program, established through negotiations with Manitoba Health, provides physicians with reimbursement for Continuing Medical Education expenses.
2023 Group CME
Funds to support group CME initiatives are available for grants up to $20,000. Any physician who plans a CME event for a group of Manitoba physicians will be able to apply for funding. This initiative is separate from individual CME rebates, and more information and the funding application form can be found here.
Who is Eligible?
Claims must be submitted no later than December 31 in the year following the year of the claim. (For example, claims for 2022 must be submitted by December 31, 2023.)
Rebates will be paid as claim forms are processed.
The maximum rebate amount for 2022 will be $3,800.
A “special consideration” category is being introduced as a trial for 2022 expenses that would have been ineligible in previous years. This means any expense that you incur primarily to support your continuing medical education could be eligible. Examples could include preparation material for a physician’s presentation of a scientific paper, preparation materials for a physician teaching or otherwise providing CME, self-assessment programs or membership payments to a medical decision support program or evidence-based clinical resources. You will be required to retain receipts and you may be required to justify how the expenses related to your CME.
Internet subscriptions are not eligible, including under the special consideration trial.
This trial will help Doctors Manitoba to identify new types of expenses physicians are incurring to support their continuing medical education.
For the 2023 calendar year expenses which you will claim in 2024 we have made some changes recognizing how continuing medical education may be impacted by the pandemic and transformed into the future. Here are some important things to note as you plan your CME for 2023:
- You will be able to claim up to $4,000 in eligible CME-related expenses
- We will continue to consider expenses that were deemed ineligible in past years under a trial that began in 2022 2022. This means any expenses you incur primarily to support your continuing medical education could be eligible. this will help us to identify new types of expenses physicians are incurring to support their continuing medical education.
- We are increasing the maximum allowable airfare/travel expense to $1,000 for conferences.
- We are allowing claims of up to $1,000 for publishing articles in medical journals.
The only receipts you need to submit with your form are the registration and CME certificates for any conferences attended. However, you should keep all receipts, as some claims may be reviewed and all receipts may be needed to substantiate the submission.