The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Rebate Fund is one of several benefit programs we offer to physicians. Recognizing the COVID-19 situation and the disruption this is having on many physicians’ practices, Doctors Manitoba has made changes this year to support you.
The changes this year include:
- Expedited Rebates: cheques will now be sent as your claim forms are received to expedite getting these funds to you. Traditionally, we have waited until after the June deadline to send out rebate cheques.
- Easier Application: you can now apply online or by using a paper form that was sent to you in the mail. This will simplify the process for you and help us to process your claim forms faster to get you your refund earlier. To apply online, you will need your Doctors Manitoba ID number (see the claim form that was sent to you).
- Larger Rebate: The maximum rebate amount has been increased to $3,800 this year.
- Open to More Physicians: The rebate is now available to all physicians who received any remuneration from Manitoba Health. In the past, it was only available to fee-for-service physicians.
This increased rebate and expansion to more physicians was made possible because of the expanded benefits we negotiated in the Master Agreement last year. While other jurisdictions are cutting physician benefits, we were able to maintain or expand all of our benefit programs. The earlier refund is a result of Board initiative to find ways we can support you during the pandemic.
The only receipts required to be submitted with your form are the registration and CME certificates for any conferences attended. However, we encourage you to keep all receipts as some claims may be reviewed and all receipts may be needed to substantiate the submission.
Should you decide to submit your claim online, click here. You can complete the necessary fields, and upload any required documents, click submit. There is no need to send anything to Doctors Manitoba by mail, email or fax, unless we contact you.
Should you decide to submit your claim by mail, your completed claim with attached receipts for can be mailed to our office or emailed to CME@doctorsmanitoba.ca. Again, we encourage you to apply early if you need an expedited rebate, but we have also extended the deadline to December 31, 2020 if you prefer to take more time to apply.