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Update the family physician payment model so that doctors are properly compensated for their work and can focus on the work they are trained to do

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The government needs to urgently update their payment model for family doctors. Together with BC’s professional colleges and healthcare advocates, the government should expand alternative payment models to better reflect the demand for in-person, longitudinal, and team-based care. For example, PCCs and UPCCs have successfully adopted a salary system, which should be expanded and made available to all family doctors. New approaches should not exclude the fee-for-service model, however, as some family doctors prefer this option. The goal should be to provide compensation for quality care based on what works for the doctors who provide that care.

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