Category Archives: News

19 Apr

Family Docs Rock: new BCCFP Peer Nominated awards

Do you know a colleague who has contributed to the community through local innovation in practice or health care delivery?  A new to practice colleague who already stands out from the crowd? Two new FP recognition awards have been created by the BCCFP – the First Five Years of Practice and the Innovations in Primary Care awards.  Nominations are due Monday May 8 2017.  Get the details on the BCCFP website.

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17 Mar

Family Docs Rock

The Alberta College of Family Physicians has given SGP and BCCFP permission to use their successful Family Docs Rock branding.  Watch for it and start using #familydocsrock to tweet about the value of family physicians  and what you love about what you do.

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10 Mar

Opioid Use Disorder – changes to fee 00039

To increase access for new patients seeking treatment for opioid use disorder, SGP worked with MSP to reduce the requirement for twice monthly visits by stable patients to monthly.  We also updated the language to reflect current medical practice.  The changes are effective Feb. 24, 2017.   Read the details.

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21 Feb

Registration Now Open for SGP’s April 29 Billing Education Workshop

SGP is pleased to present our popular Billing Education Workshop: The Dollars and Sense of Family Practice

Saturday April 29, 9-4 @ St Paul’s Hospital Conference Centre, Vancouver

For: Family Doctors, MOAs and  Residents

Registration is limited, so register early.

Cost: $225 for members, $450 for non-members, $75 for residents

Topics include:

  • GPSC Billing
  • Uninsured Billing – Valuing Your Services
  • Obstetrics Billing
  • Basic office billing for residents & new in practice
  • Residential Care Billing
  • GP Economics – the Dollars and Sense of Family Practice
  • Polypharmacy – a Rational Evidence-informed Approach with a Touch of Common Sense


  • What every physician should know about an MSC audit

For a detailed agenda and information on registration by fax or phone click here

For online registration click here.

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03 Jan

Billing Tip: Time to re-submit 14070

To all of you who are participating in Attachment, it’s time to resubmit the 14070 Attachment Participation Code.  By submitting this code you are reaffirming that you provide full service family practice to your patients and will continue to do so for the duration of 2017; and that you confirm the doctor-patient relationship with existing patients through a standardized conversation or “compact.”   You do not need to re-notify your Division of Family Practice of your continued participation.  If you need a refresher on how to submit the 14070:

PHN#: 975 303 5697
Surname: Participation
First name: Attachment
DOB January 1, 2013

See Details in our easy to use simplified guide to fees

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23 Jun

Medical Aid in Dying : information on billing MSP

MSP has created an interim payment guide outlining  how to bill for your services when providing medical aid in dying.  The guide was approved at the recent Doctors of BC Tariff Committee meeting.  Permanent fees, specific to provision of services for medical aid in dying, will be created once more experience has been had.  There is more information for health professionals available on the BC government website

On June 17  Bill C-14 received royal assent – this means that the provisions contained in the new legislation will take priority over the provisions contained in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC’s recently drafted standard. The College says it will be updating its legislative guidance to physicians to ensure it reflects the new law and will inform registrants once such guidance has been approved by its Board.

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23 Jun

Should Pharmacists have the right to Prescribe?

SGP has learned that the BC College of Pharmacists has created a draft Certified Pharmacist Prescriber proposal. An on-line engagement by the College of Pharmacists is underway to seek feedback. This proposal signals a significant change in the primary care landscape. Read the proposal and have your say by answering their survey before June 30.

Let us know what you think by emailing

Let Doctors of BC know your thoughts here


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