Since April 2020, eligible doctors have been able to receive a percentage premium on MSP fees for Visits, Counselling, Complete Examinations, and Consultations to help cover the rising costs of operating community-based clinics.
Health Insurance BC (HIBC) administers the Business Cost Premium (BCP) on behalf of the Medical Services Plan (MSP).
If you haven’t registered for the BCP, please note the following important registration dates:
- Doctors who register by July 31, 2022 are eligible to resubmit billing claims to receive retroactive BCP payment back to April 1, 2021.
- Doctors who register on August 1, 2022 or after are eligible to resubmit billing claims to receive retroactive BCP payment back to April 1, 2022.
Check out the BCP page on the Doctors of BC website for information including eligibility criteria, registration, and application forms.
How to resubmit to claim retroactive BCP payment:
Billing claims should be resubmitted with the exact same details, but this time add the BCP Facility Number that was assigned to your office. The claims system will automatically debit off the original claim and process your resubmitted claim, applying the BCP to applicable fees.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Insurance BC (HIBC) administers the BCP and processes the applications on behalf of MSP. HIBC has dedicated support for the BCP. Be sure to follow the prompts for the “Business Cost Premium” when phoning:
- Vancouver: 604 456 6950
- Elsewhere in B.C.: 1 866 456 6950