Personal Care Home After-Hours On-Call Coverage
Doctors Manitoba and Manitoba Health have agreed to compensate physicians throughout the province who provide off-site on-call coverage to licensed Personal Care Homes (PCHs). this agreement covers after-hours periods (from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the following day on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. the next morning weekend days and on statutory holidays).
Manitoba Health funds each Regional Health Authority (RHA) to pay each licensed PCH within the RHA an annual stipend of $120.10 per licensed bed or $12,012.10 per PCH facility, or whichever stipend is greater. Each licensed PCH will divide the annual stipend amount amongst the PCH On-Call Physicians every quarter. They have provided on-call coverage to the PCH throughout the prior quarter per the amount of on-call coverage that each On-Call Physician has provided.
PCH On-Call Physicians will also be eligible to submit fee-for-service claims for insured medical services provided to PCH residents during the period of on-call coverage and to direct bill patients and third parties for uninsured services offered during the on-call coverage period.
Contained within the PCH On-Call Agreement, there is a detailed description of PCH On-Call Physicians’ duties. You may obtain a copy of the agreement by contacting Doctors Manitoba.