Changes to GPSC incentive fees effective January 1, 2018 (G14070 & G14071; G14015, G14016, G14017)
With the goal of better supporting improved access to care and quality of care for patients, the GPSC has introduced changes to some physician incentive fees. The changes were made in response to physician input and to support the goal of expanding and enhancing team-based care.
Upcoming changes of note are as follows:
- GPs will need to submit the GPSC Portal (G14070) or GPSC Locum Portal fee (G14071) at the start of the new year and, effective January 1, 2018, there will be new information required when submitting claims to avoid billing refusal. See here for details. NB: Submitting G14070/71 enables GPs to bill a number of fee codes. See the GPSC Portal Billing Guide here for more details.
- The GPSC conferencing fees G14015, G14016, G14017 will be discontinued on January 1, 2018. These fees are valid until and including December 31, 2017. The GP Allied Care Provider Conference Fee G14077 that amalgamates these conference fees and removes the barriers associated with them remains available; eligible GPs can bill G14077 for conferencing with at least one other physician or allied care provider.
To be eligible for G14077, GPs must have successfully submitted the GPSC Portal (G14070) or the GPSC Locum Portal (G14071) at the beginning of the new calendar year or be registered in a Maternity Network or GP Unassigned Inpatient Network.
For more information on recent and upcoming changes to the GPSC incentives, visit the GPSC website