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:
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We told you back in June that changes were coming to the Reference Drug Program – it’s now the Modernized Reference Drug Program and the changes will be implemented Dec. 1. Read a short summary of what these changes mean, or go into detail on the Pharmacare website.
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.
The Reference Drug Program changes mentioned in the May SGP Board delegate report were announced today by the government. You can get detailed information about what these changes mean for your patients here.
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.
Read more about how GPSC plans to support doctors to transition their practices to the Patient Medical Home model and how the PMH will integrate with the MOH Primary Care Home structure.
GPSC has released its final Visioning Engagement Report, outlining what it heard from the thousands of GPs who participated in the visioning process last year. GPSC has agreed to work towards incenting and supporting family doctors to transition to a BC version of the CFPC Patient Medical Home model. This will be the focus of its work for the upcoming year.
Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, the Ministry of Health has directed Health Authorities to work with local Divisions of Family Practice to deliver plans by June 1 on how to implement Primary Care Homes across BC in the next 3 years. SGP believes that Patient Medical Homes live within Primary Care Home neighbourhoods and wants everyone to get outside their four walls and work together to realise the vision together: family docs; GPSC; Health Authorities; MOH.
How can we create a Patient Centred healthcare system if we don’t travel together down the same road?
Doctors of Technology Office (DTO) has replaced PITO. What does it do?
DTO: Helping physicians ensure technology works for them
Doctors Technology Office (DTO), a joint initiative of the General Practice Services Committee and the Specialist Services Committee supports BC physicians with their in-practice technology needs. Physicians can receive advocacy support and guidance around use of technology in their practices, with a primary focus on Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Physicians are encouraged to contact DTO for assistance with major unresolved technical issues such as accessing EMRs from hospitals or facilities, or connecting EMRs and local networks. When a solution to the reported issue cannot be found or resolved in a timely manner through their EMR vendor, physicians can contact DTO, which will work with other partners towards finding a solution on behalf of physicians.
In addition, DTO investigates new technology and recommends solutions to reduce security and performance issues, and works with provincial partners to ensure the physicians’ voice is represented when designing and delivering technology solutions for BC health care. Contact DTO – Technology Solutions and Support at 604 638 5841 or email: doctors technology office support. For the latest DTO technical bulletin, click here.
SGP has received many questions about clauses in EMR contracts related to patient privacy issues, data sharing, patient portals and more. There is need for clear policy to help physicians navigate these waters. Specific to Telus contracts, CMPA provided physicians with some advice. Click to read more.
It’s that time of year again – when we renew our hospital privileges. And it’s the first time for all of us under the single, standardized web-based Provincial Practitioner Credentialing and Privileging (C&P) System, i.e. CACTUS Software. Many of you have questions about the process and the Family Medicine/General Practice Privileging Dictionary. You can find lots of information on the BC Medical Quality Initiative website. SGP is interested in hearing about your experience with the new process: email us at email@example.com