New GP-Nurse Practitioner Advice fee code

The General Practice Services Committee has introduced a new fee code that supports collaboration between family physicians and nurse practitioners. The new $40 fee code became effective 1 January 2015. Funding has been approved to 31 December 2015 and will then be evaluated for its usefulness by the GPSC. Family physicians can bill the fee for providing advice to a nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner requesting advice has accepted responsibility of being the Most Responsible Provider for a patient’s care in the community. The fee is payable for advice provided over the phone or in person. The fee is limited to one claim per patient per day, with a maximum of six claims per patient per calendar year. Family physicians may bill the code for up to five different patients on any calendar day. A chart entry, including advice given and to whom, is required. Read more at

. New GP-Nurse Practitioner Advice fee code. BCMJ, Vol. 57, No. 1, January, February, 2015, Page(s) 14 - News.

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