ARP Physician Support Services

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What is ARP Physician Support Services (ARP PSS)?

The ARP PSS team supports physicians in the exploration, development and implementation of alternative relationship plans (ARPs). This includes clinical ARPs and Academic Medicine and Health Services Plan (AMHSP) arrangements. 

We provide extensive support and assist all ARP physicians in the following functions, but not limited to:

  • Assessing and exploring new ARPs and expansions and/or service changes to existing ARPs.
  • Preparing documentation for ARPs (e.g., Expressions of Interest, applications, billing sheets, other forms).
  • Liaising and facilitating meetings with other stakeholders (e.g., Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, universities, and other parties).
  • Answering questions, resolving issues and understanding their needs and priorities.

What is a clinical Alternative Relationship Plan (cARP)?

A cARP is a physician compensation model that provides an alternative to the fee-for-service (FFS) payment method.  It compensates physicians for providing a set of clinical services at defined facilities to a target patient population. Clinical ARPs can help to align physician compensation incentives with overall health system objectives (e.g., innovation in clinical service, team-based approach, optimal chronic disease management, etc.). For some physicians, simply being paid differently can enable them to deliver services in a manner better suited to them and their patients.

What is the Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP)

The AMHSP is a compensation model for physicians who teach, do research, have a leadership role and do clinical work at Alberta universities or medical facilities. Learn more about AMHSP.

Funding Models

The compensation model used for a clinical ARP can take several forms; three models are currently available.

How to apply

Start by reading the typical steps involved in the process of establishing a clinical ARP.

Map of Current Clinical ARPs

Alberta currently has 60 Clinical ARPs in operation. Find the closest one to you here.

To learn more about cARPs

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