The purpose of MOCAP is to:
- Meet the medical needs of new or unassigned patients requiring emergency care by providing continuous coverage, as determined by the health authority (HA), at acute care hospitals, Diagnostic and Treatment centers, and specified emergency treatment rooms.
- Meet standards of care as a minimum requirement of response to emergency on-call.
- Ensure that physicians providing coverage as part of an established call rotation (or physician group) are compensated for being available to provide this service.
- Ensure on-call coverage under this program translates into a sustainable workload for participating physicians.
- Address gaps in continuous, sustainable on-call coverage with innovative, workable solutions that are consistent with program requirements.
Basic Principles of MOCAP
MOCAP is designed to meet the medical needs of new or unassigned patients requiring emergency care. By definition, a new or unassigned patient is not a patient of any physician participating in the call group.
MOCAP provides compensation for physician availability, which is structured by the health authorities to address patient needs. MOCAP is not meant to pay for physician services to patients.
Although three of the payment levels within MOCAP are structured based on physician response times, actual response times are based on individual patient need, on a case-by-case basis.