The intent of the SSC fees are to increase capacity, better coordinate care and improve patient access and care. While they are not the complete fix to the system, we hope they help to encourage better quality care.
Sizing it Up
A key part of SSC’s work is to help make it easier for specialists to deliver care and for patients to access it. Fee code incentives can help to facilitate this goal. The intent of the SSC fees is to increase capacity, better coordinate care and improve patient access and care.
Embracing a quality improvement lens, the SSC reviewed its fees, consulted with specialty sections and made changes to improve utilization and better achieve the intent of the fees. On November 1, 2015, SSC implemented improvements to some of its existing fees and created three new fees.
Things to Know
Any FRCP specialist is eligible to bill the SSC fees. SSC reserves the right to make changes to its fees at any time.
Please note: all SSC fees have a “G” Prefix. This denotes fees are administered through the Claims payment system, but are not funded through the medical practitioners' Available Amount.
Labour Market Adjustment Fees
As part of the Physician Master Agreement, in 2011 a $10M Labour Market Adjustment (LMA) fund was established for the SSC to distribute to Specialist Sections who were best shown to have recruitment and retention challenges.
To align with the Triple Aim and its overall mandate, the SSC added criteria that LMA funding only be used for new fees that improved quality of care. A total of nine Sections received funding.
Doctors of BC Billing and Audit:
Manager, Audit & Billing
Fee Guide Assistant