Reminder: GPSC incentive changes in effect 1 October 2017

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 59, No. 8, October 2017, Page 405 News

Effective 1 October 2017 some of the GPSC’s incentives have changed in response to physician feedback collected during the visioning consultations, and to support the strategic objectives of the patient medical home model. Fees are being simplified and aligned, modified to enable team-based care, and transitioned, as some were initially connected to the time-limited A GP for Me initiative.

Of note, the Unattached Complex/High-needs Patient Attachment Fee (G14074) will be unavailable, and the new GP-Patient Email/Text, Telephone Medical Advice Relay Fee will be available. The new fee will enable doctors to communicate effectively with patients and delegate these communications to their MOAs and allied health professionals. This incentive will be applicable for all patients. 

Details about the changes are available on the GPSC website (, including a downloadable summary chart, FAQs, and a webinar presentation and corresponding recording. The site and chart will be updated as changes are made, and revised billing guides will be available this fall.

. Reminder: GPSC incentive changes in effect 1 October 2017. BCMJ, Vol. 59, No. 8, October, 2017, Page(s) 405 - News.

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