Chapter 2:
How to Start Billing

3-minute read

This chapter simplifies the steps you need to take to get your MSP billing number and start submitting claims successfully.

Here are some snippets and highlights from Chapter 2: 

2.1 Gain Licensure in BC

You will apply for your independent practice registration through physiciansapply. To start the process, choose “Application for Medical Registration”.

Don’t Forget:

Once the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) has confirmed receipt of your documentation, processing time for evaluating your credentials and granting your licence is approximately 6 weeks.

2.2 Apply For Your MSP Practitioner & Payee Numbers

Confusion over these numbers is common since your practitioner and payee numbers can be one in the same or two different numbers.

Our Ultimate MSP Billing Guide will clarify these definitions, walk you through how to apply for your practitioner and payee numbers and explain why some physicians may require additional payee numbers.

2.3 Complete Your Teleplan or Assignment of Payment Application

The Teleplan application you need to complete depends on your payment arrangements. New physicians will complete a Teleplan Application (when receiving payments directly) or an Assignment of Payment Application (when designating payments for service to another party).

If you are choosing Dr.Bill as your billing service, you can complete and submit either application through us electronically and we can even provide paperwork assistance.

2.4 Set Up Direct Deposit

Setting up direct deposit with MSP allows your payments to flow directly to your bank account. 

Ensure you have opened a business (versus personal) bank account for your payments. Keep in mind that banks often offer fee waivers, rebates, and other benefits specifically for healthcare professionals.

Did you know?

Physicians who use Dr.Bill and bank with RBC may be eligible for preferential savings on both services. To learn more about these benefits, book a 15-minute chat with a Dr.Bill representative.

2.5 Complete Additional Billing Registrations

Ensuring all other registrations and responsibilities are fulfilled in a timely manner can help ensure uninterrupted billing. The full version of our Guide covers these remaining 6 potential steps:

  1. Securing hospital privileges
  2. Updating your Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) coverage
  3. Updating professional memberships
  4. Checking for any specialty-specific requirements
  5. Registering with ICBC
  6. Registering for incentive payments (family physicians)
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