General practice 00120 - Individual counselling in office (age 2-49)

General Info

Billing Amount: $56.41

This Item requires times

Minimum number of minutes per unit: 0 Mins

Max units / day / patient: 0

Max units / year / patient: 0




Items 12120, 00120, 15320, 16120, 17120 and 18120 are subject to the daily volume payment rules described earlier in this section.

The following definitions must be adhered to when preparing MSP billings for consultation, complete examination, office visit and individual counselling services (both in and out-of-office listing).
IN-OFFICE FEE ITEMS: 12110, 00110, 15310, 16110, 17110, 18110, 12100, 00100, 15300, 16100, 17100, 18100, 12101, 00101, 15301, 16101, 17101, 18101, 12120, 00120, 15320,16120, 17120, and 18120 apply to consultation, visit, complete examination and counselling services provided in offices, clinics, outpatient areas of hospitals, diagnostic treatment centers and similar locations.

For a prolonged visit for counselling (minimum time per visit – 20 minutes)
Note: MSP will pay for up to four (4) such visits per patient per year (see Preamble D. 3. 3.)

Daily Volume Payment Rules Applying to Designated Office Codes
(i) The codes to which these rules apply are as follows:
Office visits: 12100, 00100, 15300, 16100, 17100, 18100
Office counselling: 12120, 00120, 15320, 16120, 17120, 18120
Office complete examinations: 12101, 00101, 15301, 16101, 17101, 18101
(ii) The total of all billings under the codes listed in i) that are accepted for payment by MSP will be calculated for each practitioner for each calendar day. When such a daily total exceeds 50 the practitioner’s payment on these codes for that day will be discounted. Moreover, when a daily total exceeds 65, a further payment discount will be made.
“0-50 daily claims = 100% payout, 51-65 daily claims = 50% payout, 66 and great claims = 0% payout.”
(iii) Payment discounts will not be applied to services rendered in communities that are/were receiving NIA premiums as of December 15, 2002.
(iv) Payment discounts will not be applied to services designated by the physician as being the responsibility of ICBC, (designate by checking the MVA indicator on the claim), or services that are the responsibility of Worksafe BC.
(v) Services will be assessed and payment/discounts will be applied to services in the order in which they are received and accepted for payment by MSP.

Pre-Amble References:

Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:

See Pre-Amble Notes