You will notice a retroactive payment on an upcoming remittance statement related to increased fee values for telehealth visits, counselling and consultations.
Earlier this year, the 2020 general fee increase was retroactively applied to family medicine fee codes, including in person visits, counselling and consultations. The retroactive payment for the temporary age-adjusted telehealth fee codes is now being implemented, ensuring that fee values for in-person and telehealth fees remain equivalent.
Full information about all the fees that can be billed for virtual care (telehealth) can be found in the Simplified Fee Guide. Download a one page cheat sheet of the Telehealth Fee Codes (with the updated payment rates).
Discussions about the future of virtual care for family doctors in BC have yet to occur with government. You can read more about our principles and priorities for virtual care here.