There are many common misconceptions and misinterpretations of the current payment rules related to referrals and consultations. The Tariff Committee’s Consultation Working Group recently undertook a review of these payment rules in order to provide thorough and clear answers to common questions.
We have updated our BC Family Doctors Billing Questions Library with answers to frequently asked questions about referrals and consultations, as well as specific FAQ’s that apply to referring doctors and consulting doctors.
A single unified and agreed-upon understanding of the payment rules related to referrals and consultations benefits everyone: family doctors, consultant physicians, MOAs, and patients who may receive conflicting advice from various sources. It will also ensure that staff at Doctors of BC, MSP, and HIBC can provide the same guidance when fielding questions.
Please don’t hesitate to send us a billing question should you require support from one of our physician billing experts.