Permanent adjustments of the Year 1 and Year 2 increases will be effective April 1, 2023.

To: All Physicians
Category: Primary Health Care Services, Physician Services
Written by: Negotiations Branch, Physician and Provider Services Division
Date issued: March 31, 2023

The Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association have been working together to implement physician compensation increases in accordance with the 2021 Physician Services Agreement (PSA).

The PSA provides for Year 1 and Year 2 compensation increases to be implemented as permanent adjustments to physician payments effective April 1, 2023. The permanent increase amounts vary according to relativity as outlined in the PSA. They are allocated to each section or physician grouping, as per page 6 of the Financial Agreement of the PSA.

Program funding increases

Effective April 1, 2023, temporary Year 1 and Year 2 increases to the following programs will be replaced as outlined:

  • Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit: 2.0524%
  • Psychiatric Stipend: 3.0540%
  • Hospital Paediatric Stabilization: 2.4107%
  • Hospital On-Call (HOCC): 2.0100%
  • Community Palliative Care On-Call (CPOC): 2.0100%
  • Physicians On-Call (POC): 2.0100%
  • Complex Continuing Care (CCC): 2.0100%
  • Ontario Fertility Program (Physician service portion): 2.0100%

For programs listed above, the compensation increases for Year 3 of the PSA will be achieved through amendments to the contracts. For each program, additional information will be communicated as part of that process.

Fee Schedule Code increases effective April 1, 2023

Effective April 1, 2023, the Fee Schedule Master (FSM) will be updated to reflect new values for fee-for-service (FFS) codes as agreed to between the ministry and the OMA at the Physician Payment Committee (PPC). For more information, please see INFOBulletin 230310.


Physician Services Agreement; PSA; physicians; payments

Contact information

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