Starting Jan 1, 2018, The name of the “mock patient” for the submission of 14070 and 14071 will change. For details please see 14070 and 14071
If you are providing full-service family practice services to your patients, and will continue to do so for the duration of the calendar year,
and you wish to continue to bill the codes behind the GPSC portal: 14075, 14076, 14077, 14029 and 14078,
please make sure to:
- Change the first and last name of the “mock patient” in your clinic’s database as described here in the details of 14070
- Re-submit portal code 14070 on Jan 1, 2018, using the new first and last name for the mock patient. Submission of 14070 identifies you as a physician who provides ongoing longitudinal continuity of care to your patients.
If you are a locum providing coverage for GPSC Portal physicians who provide ongoing longitudinal continuity of care to their patients,
and you wish to bill the codes behind the GPSC Portal: 14075, 14076, 14077, 14029 and 14078,
please ensure that 14071 is submitted at the beginning of the calendar year or prior to the start of your first locum of the year covering for a GPSC Portal physician. Once 14071 has been processed, locums are eligible to bill GPSC Portal fees when they are covering for GPSC Portal physicians for the remainder of the calendar year.
In response to physician feedback collected during the visioning consultations, the General Practitioner Services Committee (GPSC) has made changes to its incentives to support the strategic objectives of the patient medical home model.
The changes will be in effect as of October 1, 2017.
A few of the key changes include:
- Fee code 14076 increases from $15 to $20 per telephone call. The fee details remain unchanged.
- Fee code 14074 has been discontinued.
- There is a new fee code: GP-patient/text/telephone medical advice relay fee (14078). This fee is $7. (Approximate value of the INR fee). This new fee is delegable to allied health providers and MOAs.
There are many other changes as well. You can click to see all the GPSC changes highlighted as CHANGE ALERTS on our GPSC fees page
We also encourage you to look at the *Change Alerts we have highlighted in our Simplified Guide to Fees.
Dr Romayne Gallagher, a BC GP, in collaboration with Pain BC, is studying whether the new CPSBC Standard on Safe Prescribing of Drugs with Potential for Misuse/Diversion has affected physicians’ approach to pain management. Read more about the survey and participate.
MAiD providers have expressed concern about the time limits applied to the new MAiD assessment fees, as well as the value of the MAiD Preparation and Procedure fee. As of August 1st, MSP will be collecting data to inform a review of these fees to take place in 3 to 6 months. When billing a MAiD assessment 13501, 13502 or 13503, if you exceed the maximum payable time please enter the total assessment time in the note comment field of your claim. When billing a MAiD Preparation and Procedure 13504 you must complete and fax this form to MSP at the time of submitting the fee by Teleplan. SGP acknowledges the added paperwork burden, however this data collection is necessary to allow MSP and the Tariff Committee to do an informed evaluation of the time required for these new medical services.
Read the MSP Broadcast Message here.
New fees for the provision of MAiD services are now available effective June 1. For details see the End of Life Care section of of our Simplified guide to Fees.
Many of you have heard that changes are coming to some GPSC incentives as of Oct 1, 2017. Here is a table outlining those changes. As well, GPSC is offering two webinars in July to go over the changes.
- Webinar 1: Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
- Webinar 2: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm
- To register for either of these webinars, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include “incentives webinar” in the email subject line and your full name and the webinar you wish to attend (i.e., webinar 1 or webinar 2) in the body of the email.
SGP welcomes all the new grads just starting their Family Medicine residency in BC. Read our summer newsletter to learn more about SGP and why you should join. (It’s free for Residents!) For those of you who just finished Residency, remember your free membership continues til the end of Dec. 2017. You’ll find the on-line Simplified Guide to Fees a great help as you start billing for your services.
Are you a new R1 in a BC Family Practice Residency Program? SGP has an opportunity for an R1 to join our Board as an observer. You have to act fast – deadline for sending in the Expression of Interest is July 17!
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.
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.