Fee schedule update for GPs

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.

. Fee schedule update for GPs. BCMJ, Vol. 54, No. 1, January, February, 2012, Page(s) 40 - News.

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