As many of you know, RAMQ is forcing all MDs in the public sector to migrate to their new billing platform, called SYRA (Système de Rémunération à l’Acte). This new platform has already raised many questions from our doctors and merits a closer look.
What is SYRA exactly and who is it for?
It is the new billing platform that has been launched by the RAMQ since April 2016. It replaces the old platform (now known as “facturation médicale” vs the new “facturation SYRA”). It is for all the health professionals in Quebec who are in the public sector and who are paid by RAMQ. All the MDs must transition to SYRA before December 31st 2016. Optometrists, pharmacists, dentists and other health professionals are set to transition in Spring 2017.
Can I refuse to migrate to the new system?
No, this is not a choice offered by RAMQ, it is a mandatory transition.
How do I transition?
At Mediregi, we will transition your practice for you. You will be notified by email when your practice will be transitioned.
How will it affect my billing?
The new system will affect your billing in a few ways:
Don’t forget, whether you are a family MD or a Specialist, you need to have migrated by December 31st 2016 otherwise RAMQ will not process your billings and you won’t get paid!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Partner at Mediregi Billing Services INC