Eligible family physicians are reminded to submit the GPSC Portal (G14070) or GPSC Locum Portal Code (G14071) at the start of the new year.
Submission of G14070 signifies that a family physician is:
- Providing full-service family practice services to patients and will continue to do so for the duration of that calendar year.
- Confirming doctor-patient relationship with existing patients through a standardized conversation or “compact.”
Submission of G14071 signifies that a family practitioner is:
- Providing full-service family practice services to the patients of host physicians who have submitted G14070, and will continue to do so for the locum coverage.
Submitting G14070/G14071 enables family practitioners to be eligible to bill the following fee codes:
- G14075 GP Frailty Complex Care Planning and Management Fee
- G14076 GP Patient Telephone Management Fee
- G14077 GP Allied Care Provider Conferencing Fee
- G14078 GP Email/Text/Telephone Medical Advice Relay Fee
- G14029 GP Allied Care Provider Practice Code
Additionally, submitting G14070 on an annual basis is a requirement of the new GPSC Community Longitudinal Family Physician Payment. Visit http://gpscbc.ca/news/news/new-payment-support-longitudinal-care for more information.
To avoid billing refusals, family practitioners need to bill G14070/71 following this example:
- PHN#: 9753035697
- Patient surname: Portal
- First name: GPSC
- Date of birth: January 1, 2013
- ICD9 Code: 780
For further details about G14070/G14071 in the GPSC Billing Guide–Portal, visit www.gpscbc.ca/what-we-do/longitudinal-care/incentive-program/billing-guides.
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.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org