The Physician Master Agreement (PMA) among the Government, the Doctors of BC, and the Medical Service Commission (MSC) was updated in 2012 and effective as of April 1, 2012. Although currently on hold within the updated PMA, Interior Health continues to follow the process for developing plans for the distribution of their MOCAP funding allocations. This includes the creation of a MOCAP Contract Review Committee (MCRC). Complete details describing this process can be found in the Physician Master Agreement within Article 17 (17.3 [c-n]).
In the case of Interior Health, the MCRC representatives are the Acute East, Acute West, Tertiary, and Community Senior Medical Directors, the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC) Chairman, four rural and tertiary emergency physicians from across Interior Health, one hospitalist physician, and two Interior Health administrative representatives. The MOCAP Contract Review Committee's central role is to make recommendations to Interior Health with respect to the clinical needs regarding MOCAP funding allocation.
The MOCAP Distribution Plan recommendations are presented to the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC) and then to the Senior Executive Team (SET). The Senior Executive Team provides final endorsement and approval of the MOCAP Distribution Plan. Once the Senior Executive Team has approved the plan, it is published and distributed to the physicians.
Key references (2012-2013)