The SGP sent out the following updates to the fee schedule in December.
GPSC telephone/e-mail fees 14039, 14049, 14069, and 14073 have been updated to a single 14079 fee billable up to five times per patient after billing 14033, 14043, 14063, and/or 14053 in the previous 18 months. The new fee came into effect 1 January 2012.
A new fee code (10029) for Rotarix (oral rotavirus immunization given at 2 and 4 months) is available (see the article on page 42). The updated immunization schedule is posted on the SGP website (www.sgp.bc.ca).
ICBC has a new multiple insurer 13075 fee of the same value as the WCB 13070 fee (used when an additional complaint unrelated to an ICBC/WCB claim is dealt with in the same visit). Both fee codes are retroactive to 1 April 2011. Please see the SGP website for more details.
Finally, screening for substance use in the non-methadone maintenance population has been approved for point of care urine testing. Timing and the new fee code will be sent out when available.
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
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