The Saskatchewan EMR Program

Changes effective Oct. 1, 2017:

The Saskatchewan EMR Program has updated the list of EMR eligible fee codes. Changes to the list include the removal of fee codes 41B, 48B, 49B, 37E and 39E. Fee code 769A has been added to the list of EMR eligible fee codes. These changes are effective Oct. 1, 2017. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about the Saskatchewan EMR Program, please visit http://www.sma.sk.ca/4/emr-program.html.

 

EMR Eligible Fee Codes:

41A, 762A, 769A, 3B, 4B, 5B, 8B, 9B, 11B, 15B, 40B, 42B, 43B, 55B, 64B, 205B, 206B, 3C, 4C, 5C, 9C, 11C, 12C, 14C, 15C, 3D, 5D, 9D, 11D, 14D, 350D, 5E, 7E, 9E, 10E, 11E, 31E, 33E, 35E, 38E, 40E, 5F, 7F, 9F, 11F, 14F, 5G, 7G, 9G, 11G, 9H, 11H, 201H, 203H, 205H, 3I, 5I, 9I, 11I, 5K, 7K, 8K, 10K, 11K, 14K, 15K, 5L, 7L, 9L, 10L, 11L, 5M, 7M, 9M, 5N, 7N, 9N, 11N, 3O, 5O, 9O, 11O, 14O, 5P, 7P, 8P, 9P, 11P, 3Q, 5Q, 9Q, 11Q, 5R, 7R, 9R, 11R, 308R, 5S, 6S, 7S, 8S, 9S, 10S, 11S, 12S, 5T, 7T, 9T, 11T

 

Qualifying for Payment

To qualify to receive payments, physicians must maintain a qualifying EMR system and utilize it to provide a longitudinal patient record which integrates with the province’s EHR through standard interfaces as they become available. Payments are designed to ensure that the electronic medical record is effectively utilized and shall include the following:

  • A fee of $1 for each visit service (approved EMR fee code), documented/flagged in the EMR which contains sufficient information to meet the profession’s generally accepted standard for medical records.

  • A monthly fee of $300 (paid quarterly) to commence once the physician successfully documents/flags and maintains 50 per cent of approved visits within an EMR-enabled clinic in the first year of EMR operation.

  • After the first year of operation, 95 per cent of approved visits from within an EMR-enabled clinic must be successfully documented/flagged and maintained on an ongoing basis for the fee to continue. 

  • Physicians must submit EMR eligible codes within the month the services was provided in order to be counted toward the monthly fee calculation.