In this issue we’re going over some key billing tips and reminders, our new help menu and some promising podcasts. So, grab a coffee and click on whatever interests you the most.
- Billing Tips & Reminders
- OHIP Reminders
- MSP Reminders
- AHCIP Reminders
- New Features
- Keep Learning
- News Around the Nation
Billing Tips & Reminders
Conference CallsConference calls are not applicable across provinces as currently there are no reciprocal agreements when speaking to physicians who are not working in the same province as you.
Avoid Submission ErrorsIf you get a submission error it means you’ve made an error and need to fix it in order to get paid. Here are some common scenarios to watch out for:
- Location of fee code doesn't match (radiologic fee code performed in ER)
- There’s a fee code conflict - so assessment is required
- Invalid use of Premiums
- No Referring Physician
- Patient doesn’t have insurance
Referrals: Don't add a Physician using their CPSO#
OHIP Billing Cheat Sheets
Billing a Procedure
Billing a Consult
GP Quarterly Maternity Bonus
1. New Help MenuWe've got something really big coming soon but meanwhile you might have noticed we’ve updated the app layout. This includes the help menu, where you can now access our help resources quicker (like our blog, billing codes, etc.) Just click on the bottom right-hand corner and you’ll see the following menu:
2. Change ProvincesYou can now easily change between provinces on the app. Click on the province on the top left-hand corner of the app, then select the province you want to bill in.
3. How to Select Multiple DatesDon’t forget, on the Web app, you can add multiple dates for a single patient/claim just by clicking each date you'd like on the calendar. You can select a few days in a row or specific dates. Here's an example of what you'd see:
- For Family Physicians: Contemporary Topics in Early Antenatal Care: A Practical Course for Providers. This is an online interactive course created for family doctors involved in any level of obstetrical care. It’s available until April 2020 with one Mainpro+ credit per-hour (with a maximum of 7).
Ontario:For health-care providers that work with children: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Update for Primary Care. 13.50 Mainpro+ credits. When: Sept. 13th + 14th 2019 Where: The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus Early Bird Price: $498
BC:The Airway Interventions and Management in Emergencies (AIME) Course Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for practicing clinicians in airway management in emergencies. 18 Mainpro+ credits When: Sept. 25th, 2019 Where: Whistler, BC. Price: $1145
Alberta:Running Sports Medicine Conference: A one day clinical workshop that will cover all aspects of running injuries. 6.25 Mainpro+ credits When: September 14th, 2019 Where: University of Calgary Price: $250-275 2019 Geriatrics Update, Clinical Pearls: A blend of short snappers, case-based interactive workshops and panel discussions share latest knowledge and best practice for managing challenging health issues in older adults, across the continuum of care. Mainpro+ Group Learning - 6.25 credits, MOC Section 1 - 6.25 hours When: September 20th, 2019 Where: Winsport, Calargary Early Bird Price: $345
PodcastsThis month's suggestions:
Best Science Medicine Podcast - BS without the BS:GPs should stop making mental health diagnoses: Dr. James McCormack and Dr Michael (based out of BC) talk to Bruce Arroll about approaches to how we should talk about, discuss, chart and treat mental health issues. They discuss avoiding psychiatric labels, consider giving transdiagnostic labels, and doing functional assessments around work, love, and play.
Outcomes Rocket:Leveraging Regenerative Biology, Evolutionary Genomics, and Bio-Cybernetic for Chronic Disease Cures: A closer look into how the biologic regulatory states of our cells, tissues and organs represent the central control processes behind our health (as well as our unfortunate transition towards disease, degeneration and aging).
Working in Rural Areas in BC?Rural rounds summaries the key takeaways from the monthly series of videoconferences with healthcare professionals practicing in the rural areas of BC.
News Around the Nation
- Canadians ready for health care to modernize, CMA poll suggests
- Health sector preaches patient privacy, but what about physician privacy
- Canada’s doctors tackle financial stressors, climate change at annual meeting
- Cancer doctors are calling for a permanent fix to drug shortages in Canada
- Canadian Blood Services to open plasma donation sites to secure supply for patients
- Ontario and drug companies criticize new federal drug-pricing plan but experts say it’s a key improvement
- Drug given to enhance MRI images under scrutiny over side-effects