Managing Your Practice
If you receive a notice that your medical remuneration is being audited, contact Doctors Manitoba first.
Being audited can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliarity with the audit process only increases that stress level. Doctors Manitoba provides advice and representation to physicians who are being audited, every step of the way.
Effective December 1, 2020, the responsibility for physician remuneration audits was transferred from Manitoba Health to the Department of Finance. Any notifications respecting audits will now come from the Comptrollership and Compliance Unit within the Office of the Provincial Comptroller.
Although we have been advised there will be no change in the way audits are conducted, we will work with Department of Finance officials in an effort to clarify the audit process.
If the Comptrollership and Compliance Unit completes an audit and determines that an amount is repayable to Manitoba Health by a physician, there is an appeal process chaired by an independent person agreed upon by Doctors Manitoba and Manitoba Health, usually a lawyer. However, there is a 90-day time limit to file an appeal.
Upon receipt of a notice of audit, Doctors Manitoba strongly encourages you, before responding to the notice or even speaking with the auditor, please review the following articles to ensure you have a basic understanding of the process before you get started.