Alternative payment plan contracts are implemented to:
- Provide physicians with a guaranteed minimum funding level and income stability
- Facilitate the delivery of efficient and effective medical care that may not be compatible with the fee-for-service funding model
- Support new models of care, including collaborative care models, to better meet community needs
An APP contract includes a deliverables agreement agreed upon by the physician (or physicians), as well as representatives of the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW), the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Doctors Nova Scotia.
Physicians on APP contracts are expected to be accountable for the services they deliver. This requires consistent shadow billing and completion of an annual activity report.
Doctors Nova Scotia representatives are available to help physicians who are interested in converting to an APP, as well as new physicians who are considering or being offered an APP arrangement.
Contact your Physician Advisor for assistance with: