Fee-for-service physicians are often reminded about the importance of being familiar with the provisions of the Physician’s Manualand the impact on their practice.
If you are covered by an alternate-funded contract, it is equally important for you to be familiar with the provisions of all contracts that apply to you. These agreements govern how you are paid and the services you must provide.
Before you sign your contract, you should fully understand what it means, what services you have to provide and how you will be paid. It is always best to consult with Doctors Manitoba before you sign a contract, particularly if you have any questions or concerns.
Once you sign your contract, keep a signed copy in your possession so you can refer to it from time to time.
If you are unfamiliar with your contract, you may be losing out on compensation/benefits to which you are entitled.
Being familiar with your contract and flagging problems also helps Doctors Manitoba identify issues that need to be addressed in negotiations.
Updated: May 2017