Notice of Invoice-Based Reimbursement
November 25, 2009
The new VCUR 2008 electronic medical record solutions are now
available, and the Physician Office System Program (POSP) is moving
into a new program phase.
As per the Physician Office System Program Guidelines
and your agreement with POSP, eligible physicians have received
Level 2.0 grant funding of $740.00/month for their 48-month
agreement period and on a month to month basis after that. This was
to continue until such time as the VCUR 2008 electronic medical
record solutions became available.
Now that the new solutions are available, POSP is providing
notice that effective January 1, 2010, physicians using VCUR 2006
physician office system solutions and who are currently receiving
grant funding of $740/month will be required to move to an
invoice-based reimbursement system.
Note that physicians who are under 48-month grant funding
agreements will be allowed to finish their agreement before moving
to invoice-based reimbursement. All 48-month agreements will be
completed by February 2010.
Under the invoice-based reimbursement model, physicians will
continue to pay the full amount (100%) to their service providers.
POSP will reimburse the physician for 70% of eligible invoiced
costs, to a maximum of $740.00/month.
Eligible costs include:
- Hardware maintenance (Recurring maintenance to ensure the
operation of all hardware, equipment and software)
- Physician office system software maintenance (Continuance of
all software licences and service of the physician office system
- Office automation software maintenance (Continuance of all
software licences and service of the physician office system
- Data centre services (Ongoing support and maintenance of the
data centre including support of data hosting, physician office
system application and office automation application hosting and
the network link)
- Help desk support
- Internet service provider
- Backup services
To receive reimbursement, the clinic must submit a monthly cost
reimbursement form (that will be posted to the POSP website prior
to January 1, 2010) which requests:
- A list of the incurred monthly recurring costs.
- The backup documents for the costs.
- An allocation of the costs across the physicians in the clinic.
(POSP will only reimburse costs for physicians participating in the
Please contact POSP if you have questions or require assistance
in submitting your invoices for reimbursement.
Toll free: 1.866.817.3875
Invoice-based reimbursement for your VCUR 2006 EMR solution will
continue until such time as POSP funding becomes contingent on
transitioning to a VCUR 2008 physician office system solution.
To learn more about VCUR 2008 EMR solutions, please contact your
change management advisor, call the
POSP toll-free number at 1.866.817.3875 or email.