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Annualized Clinical ARP compensation is based on the number of physician full-time equivalents (FTE) required to deliver the direct and indirect clinical services within the Clinical ARP.
A FTE is a time-based unit of measure, for example, hours per year. This annualized model compensates physicians for the delivery of program services based on a pre-determined payment rate to targeted patient groups per FTE per year.
Annualized Clinical ARPs are the most common in Alberta.
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Annualized Clinical ARP set up
Once an Annualized Clinical ARP has been approved, the authorized representative must register and operationalize the Annualized Clinical ARP.
Complete and submit forms:
- ARP 006 (PDF, 143 KB)
- application to register an approved Clinical ARP
- read the instructions for completing Form ARP 006 (PDF, 69 KB)
- ARP 008 Letter of Participation (LOP) (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- complete one for each individual participating physician
Clinical ARP forms
- ARP 007 – ARP Business Arrangement Request (PDF, 186 KB)
- change business arrangement (BA) information
- update existing Clinical ARP, add a new BA, or set up a non-payment BA
- ARP 008 – LOP (PDF, 113 KB) – add a participating physician
- ARP 010 – Letter of Termination (LOT) (PDF, 1.5 MB) – terminate a participating physician
- ARP 009 – Locum Physician Registration Letter (PDF, 1.5 MB) – add a locum
- locum physician should not submit a LOP
- ARP 011 – Locum Physician Termination Letter (PDF, 1.6 MB) – terminate a locum
- locum physician should not submit a LOT
Individual physicians should use the forms above to apply for or terminate relationships.
Physicians not registered by the Alberta government must apply to the practitioner registry and acquire a practitioner ID before registering with a Clinical ARP.
Required application documents are:
- AHC 11234 – Practitioner Information Form (PDF, 109 KB)
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) practice permit and registration of undertaking and acknowledgement.
- Specialty letter, if applicable. Physicians can obtain a copy from the CPSA.
The authorized representative of a Clinical ARP has the right to terminate a participating physician or locum physician by signing a LOT on their behalf.
Mail original copies of completed LOPs, LOTs and locum letters to the ministry.
- Copies of the letters are accepted for process.
- Copies of the letters must also be sent to Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Medical Association.
Connect with the Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit:
Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]
Alternative Compensation Delivery Unit
Provider Compensation and Strategic Partnerships Branch
PO Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2N3
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