Alberta Billing: Rural Incentives

Double check to see if you’re working in a qualified rural area under the RRNP

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Written by Megan Halstead
Updated over a week ago



Before you start working or are assigned a new assignment, double check to see if you’re working in a qualified rural area under the RRNP (Rural Remote Northern Program).

The RRNP helps compensate physicians who practice in under-serviced areas throughout Alberta. The goal of the program is to make sure that all Albertans receive proper care, in the right place, at the right time.  

Alberta has two rural incentives; the variable fee premium and the flat fee premium.  

  1. Variable Fee Premium: the first incentive is a premium that is automatically added onto any service fee based on the community that you’re working out of. You don’t have to do anything for this, it will automatically be applied.  

  2. Flat Fee (FF): The second is a flat fee payment that you need to apply for. This is if you’re going to be working out of a rural community and also living there.  


Check out the latest list below that includes both rates for the variable fee premium and the flat fee premium.




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