Bargaining

The SMA has bargained programs that assist all physicians, regardless of their payment modality. These include a number of rural programs, the Continuing Medical Education Fund, the CMPA Reimbursement Fund, the SMA Retention Fund, as well as the Rural Emergency Room Coverage and Specialist Emergency Coverage Programs.

Negotiation support and advice are available for groups and individuals negotiating directly with regional health authorities (and others) and working under salary or contractual arrangements.

The SMA also negotiates with several third parties to establish uninsured services fees paid to physicians. Examples include the Saskatchewan Worker's Compensation Board, SGI, and Saskatchewan Justice.