26 Jul

MAiD data collection update

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.

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11 Jul

Changes are coming to some GPSC incentives Oct 1 2017

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 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.
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06 Jul

SGP FP Residents’ Summer Newsletter

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.

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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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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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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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18 May

SGP 2016 AGM

SGP invites all Members to join us for the  2016 AGM coming up on June 4 at the Pan Pacific.  We hold our meeting at the crack of dawn (7:30 am start) so that you can also attend the Doctors of BC AGM starting at 9:30 am.  The SGP AGM is your opportunity to meet the new Executive and have your questions answered and concerns heard.  Please join us  for breakfast starting at 6:45.  Register now through the DoBC website.

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