Funding (VCUR 2008)
The Physician Office System Program (POSP) uses an invoice-based
reimbursement model to fund eligible physicians who implement a
VCUR 2008 electronic medical record (EMR) solution.
POSP will reimburse 70% of eligible costs* up to the
reimbursement maximum of $35,000 (70% of $50,000), including GST,
per physician unit. The cost is calculated over five years, which
starts the date the physician signs a contract with a qualified
service provider (EMR vendor).
- One-time costs are the necessary hardware, software, services
and other eligible costs necessary to set up the EMR solution. The
maximum amount physicians will be reimbursed for these costs is
$14,000 (70% of $20,000), including GST.
- Recurring costs include items to keep the EMR solution running,
such as hardware and software maintenance, data centre services,
Internet service provider costs, help desk support, testing release
planning and training. Recurring costs begin one month after
Milestone 3 (Go-Live).
Full details about eligible costs are available in
the POSP Program
Download VCUR 2008 Invoice-Based
Download Eligible Costs in the VCUR 2008 EMR
Download VCUR 2008 Reimbursement Model
Download Physician Unit & VCUR 2008 EMR
* The POSP EMR Pre-Qualification Request for Proposal (RFP)
and associated Master Services Agreement
(MSA) include a defined list of eligible items to be included in
the complete EMR solution.