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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 email@example.com 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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
First name: Attachment
DOB January 1, 2013
See Details in our easy to use simplified guide to feesRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.Read More