Worksafe BC and ICBC/ Road Safety BC
Yes, effective March 20th, WorkSafeBC will allow Telehealth for any service not requiring physical examination. Use the appropriate Telehealth visit code (as of June 1st 13237 series, or 13238 series) identifying WorkSafeBC as the insurer.
If there is no applicable Telehealth fee, then bill under the equivalent face-to-face fee with a claim note record stating the service was provided via Telehealth. Also document this on the Form 8/11 and bill the appropriate Form fee.
Yes, effective March 20th, use the appropriate Telehealth fee code (as of June 1st 13237 series, or 13238 series) and make a notation in the patient record that the service was provided by Telehealth.
As with MSP/WorkSafeBC, use the in-person fee code only if there is no equivalent Telehealth fee. Identify ICBC as the insurer when submitting through Teleplan.
In-person visits for the evaluation of new or recent injuries sustained by your patients may be scheduled in-clinic on an as-needed basis. However, in-person visits for the preparation of requested reports should be rescheduled in support of reducing non-essential in-person visits.
I don’t want my vulnerable elderly patients coming to the office for Driver Medical Examinations at this time. What can I do?
RoadSafetyBC has suspended requesting Driver Medical Examination Reports (DMER), including any outstanding DMERs and other required medical exams, in response to the pressure on the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Road Safety BC surveyed physicians at the end of May to better understand their capacity to offer in-person drivers’ assessments. They will take this into account as they plan next steps.
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