Family physicians can bill the new maternity care risk assessment fee (14002) in MSP Teleplan starting Tuesday, April 5, 2022. GPSC created the $50 fee in response to requests from maternity care providers to strengthen support for early prenatal care. The fee recognizes the additional work of conducting a maternity risk assessment based on the BC Antenatal Record. This fee was announced in February 2022 and detailed information can be found in this news article.
Although the effective date of the fee was April 1, the fee is live in Teleplan on April 5. For services provided between April 1-4, submit the fee to MSP on or after April 5, using the correct date of service. MSP will send out a broadcast message to family physicians along with the April 12 remittance.
GPSC is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. to discuss how the new maternity care risk assessment fee supports in-office maternity care for pregnant patients. The webinar will include a review of the support tools and fees that are available for early prenatal care, and opportunities for questions. Register here for the webinar.
Note that Pathways includes a new algorithm to support the early pregnancy visits and risk assessment.