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  • Achieved the highest membership in the organization’s history, with 2826 members at the end of 2021.
  • Advocated for the College to amend its bylaws to allow all family physicians practicing in BC to call themselves specialists in family medicine.
  • Released a position statement on Corporatization of Family Medicine recommending improved regulation of primary care practice to ensure all entities, including corporate health providers, are held to high standards of medical practice and conduct.
  • Created virtual backgrounds with “I’m a Family Doctor, a Specialist in Primary Care” for use by family physicians in virtual meetings.
  • Launched a joint campaign with the BC College of Family Physicians to celebrate family doctors’ expertise in primary care.
  • Created a wall poster and patient handouts of the Family Physician-Patient Compact to encourage conversations about the physician-patient relationship
  • Released a position statement on Telemedicine in Primary Care recommending principles to guide its adoption and use, and how it’s best used within a longitudinal patient-family doctor relationship.
  • Released Reimagining Family Medicine: Learning from the COVID-19 Experience report, outlining the critical role family doctors continue to play in the global pandemic.
  • Released the Transition into Practice guide for residents and new to practice physicians to support the launch of their family medicine careers.
  • Rebranded from the Society of General Practitioners to BC Family Doctors in early 2020 to better reflect our work, our community and unite our profession.
  • Changed our moniker to the Section of Family Medicine and amended the MSP fee code language from General Practitioner to Family Physician
  • Released our principles and priorities for the future of virtual care to guide the integration of virtual and in-person care us as we transition out of the pandemic.
  • Launched a project to lead the modernization of the family medicine payment schedule to align with current standards of care and modern service delivery of family medicine work.
  • Prepared for the 2022 Physician Master Agreement negotiations with the aim of addressing pay disparity issues for family doctors
  • Prepared for the 2022 WorkSafeBC negotiations with the aim to provide family physicians with better resources and remuneration.
  • Determined the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 allocation of general fee increases to address underfunded fee codes, including prenatal and postnatal office visits, counselling and FP consultation, injections and telehealth group counselling.
  • Initiated new fee codes for COVID-19 office visits
  • Advocated to ensure in-person and telehealth visits were equally remunerated with age-adjustments
  • Advocated for changes to substance use fee codes
  • Pressed government for action to address the financial impact of COVID-19 on physicians including advocating for PPE and infrastructure supports.
  • Provided ongoing support to members with enhanced billing information and education, from our Simplified Guide to Fees to our COVID-19 billing information.
  • Achieved the highest membership in the organization’s history, with 2826 members at the end of 2021.
  • Created a wall poster and patient handouts of the Family Physician-Patient Compact to encourage conversations about the physician-patient relationship.
  • Released the Transition into Practice guide for residents and new to practice physicians to support the launch of their family medicine careers.
  • Strengthened our communications presence with the launch of a new visual identity, website, and Twitter and Instagram social media channels.
  • Continued to tell stories and lead communications campaigns showcasing the value, importance and lived experience of family doctors.
  • Boosted our local and regional physician engagement by increasing BC Family Doctors’ presence (in-person and virtual) at partner physician organization meetings

NEW FEE: first office visit post-hospitalization

NEW FEE: adult immunization add-on fee

REVIEW: FP Consultations

REVIEW: Complete Examinations

REVIEW: Complex Care

NEW FEE: Pelvic exam without Pap test

AMENDMENT: 14560 Pap smear

NEW FEES: Substance Use Care

NEW FEE: Incapability Assessment

AMENDMENT: 13633 Wedge Excision

2020/2021 Allocation

NEW FEE: Contraceptive implant

AMENDMENT: Prenatal and Postnatal Office Visits

TEMPORARY AMENDMENT: 00039 Management of Maintenance OAT for Opioid Use Disorder

TEMPORARY FEES: COVID-19 immunization and COVID-19 immunization advice

TEMPORARY FEES: Respiratory immunization

MISC FEE CODE: Contraceptive Implant

NEW FEES: Hospital at Home Fees

AMENDMENT: Palliative Care patient facility visit

AMENDMENT: GP to FP language changes

AMENDMENT: 13005 Advice about a Patient in Community Care

TEMPORARY FEES: COVID-19 Office Visit fee codes

TEMPORARY FEES: Age-adjusted telehealth fees

MISC FEE CODE: Incapability Assessment

NEW FEE: Prescription Renewal

FEE REVIEW: Texting as Telehealth

NEW FEE: Out of Hospital Delivery Fee

NEW FEE: first office visit post-hospitalization

NEW FEE: adult immunization add-on fee

REVIEW: FP Consultations

REVIEW: Complete Examinations

REVIEW: Complex Care

NEW FEE: Pelvic exam without Pap test

AMENDMENT: 14560 Pap smear

NEW FEES: Substance Use Care

NEW FEE: Incapability Assessment

AMENDMENT: 13633 Wedge Excision

2020/2021 Allocation

NEW FEE: Contraceptive implant

AMENDMENT: Prenatal and Postnatal Office Visits

TEMPORARY AMENDMENT: 00039 Management of Maintenance OAT for Opioid Use Disorder

TEMPORARY FEES: COVID-19 immunization and COVID-19 immunization advice

TEMPORARY FEES: Respiratory immunization

MISC FEE CODE: Contraceptive Implant

NEW FEES: Hospital at Home Fees

AMENDMENT: Palliative Care patient facility visit

AMENDMENT: GP to FP language changes

AMENDMENT: 13005 Advice about a Patient in Community Care

TEMPORARY FEES: COVID-19 Office Visit fee codes

TEMPORARY FEES: Age-adjusted telehealth fees

MISC FEE CODE: Incapability Assessment

NEW FEE: Prescription Renewal

FEE REVIEW: Texting as Telehealth

NEW FEE: Out of Hospital Delivery Fee

All Members by Year

1602
2004
1620
2005
1687
2006
1936
2007
2104
2008
1866
2009
2224
2010
2334
2011
2046
2012
1950
2013
2045
2014
2085
2015
2130
2016
2176
2017
2239
2018
2563
2019
2531
2020
2826
2021
2591
2022
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