Longitudinal family physicians on other payment models than the LFP Payment Model who meet requirements of the CLFP Payment 2023 will need to submit their patient panels through their EMR or Dr.Bill by December 31, 2023, and do the required work, to be eligible for the CLFP Payment 2023. Additionally, longitudinal family physicians eligible for the CLFP Payment 2023 and who submit their patient panels by December 31, 2023 are eligible for the Panel Registry Payment. 

The PAS is another step in our journey to revitalize and strengthen family medicine. It will:

  • Help unattached patients who need a family doctor.
  • Help doctors who are building new practices or expanding their panels.
  • Measure system progress and identify capacity so that communities can more effectively plan for the future.

Update on the PAS payment

As part of the PAS, physicians and medical directors will receive payment to compensate them for completing the required work. 

For the Panel Registry, longitudinal family physicians will receive $6,500 to:

  • Indicate capacity if you are accepting new patients.
  • Confirm clinic information entered by the medical director.
  • Submit your patient panel through your EMR or Dr.Bill by December 31, 2023. Guides and resources to help with panel clean up can be found on the Health Technology Resources webpage.
  • Commit to add or remove patients as your panel changes. More information will be provided on the process for this when it is available. 

There is an expectation that panel information will be updated as patients are added or leave your practice. You can find more information on how to update your panel in the "Updating Panel Lists" section of this webpage

Medical directors will receive $2,000 per clinic providing longitudinal family practice services. Medical directors receive the payment on behalf of the clinic and are expected to distribute payment to clinic physicians/staff based on internal arrangements. To receive payment, medical directors (or delegated staff) are required to:

  • Validate and/or update the information that has been pre-populated for your clinic by October 31, 2023. 
  • Commit to maintaining up-to-date information after October 31, 2023. 

CLFP payment information

In addition, participation in the PAS will be part of the eligibility requirements for the Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment this year. Non-LFP physicians will need to submit their list of empaneled patients through MSP Teleplan by December 31, 2023. While the CLFP Payment 2023 will be based on Majority Source of Care (MSOC) methodology, future CLFP Payments (for fee-for-service physicians and eligible AP physicians) will be calculated based on panel data in the PAS. In the future, it is important that physicians populate their panel data into the PAS for accurate calculation of the CLFP Payments. More information on the CLFP Payment will be communicated shortly.