GPSC fees: Quick reference summary
The Society of General Practitioners has created a quick reference to all GPSC fees, including the new attachment and in-patient fees. This summary is available on the member’s “Billing Information” page of the SGP website at www.sgp.bc.ca/billing.php.
GP locum attachment code
Locums can now participate in the attachment initiative using fee code 14071. The GP Locum Attachment Participation code (14071) can now be submitted, with a retroactive date of service as early as 1 April 2013, by a locum providing coverage for a physician participating in the attachment initiative. This zero sum fee is submitted once annually through MSP as early as possible in the calendar year when providing locum coverage in an attachment practice. Once 14071 is submitted, services provided when working in attachment practices are eligible for attachment fees over the rest of the year. The locum and the attachment host physician must mutually agree on which of the GPSC fee codes (including the attachment initiative fees) may be billed by the locum.
Billing 14071 signifies that you are providing full-service family practice locum services to the patients of the host attachment physician, and that you have contacted the Divisions of Family Practice central office by sending an e-mail to AGPforME@bcma.bc.ca to share your contact information and to indicate your desire to participate as a locum in the community-level attachment initiative as you are able.
To submit the fee item G14071 (GP Attachment Locum Participation Code), use diagnostic code 780 and the following patient demographic information:
PHN#: 975 303 5697
Date of birth: 1 January 2013
Patient Surname: Participation
First name: Attachment
Hold on billing 14088 unassigned inpatient fee
Maternity network FPs should hold any billings on the14088 unassigned inpatient fee. MSP is in the process of verifying practitioner and payee information for FPs registered in a maternity network, and will advise when you can bill for this service. If the process takes longer than 90 days authorization will be provided for any aged claims.
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