June 5, 2020 update: Family physician longitudinal care payments coming in summer 2020

The Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment recognizes community-based family physicians who work under fee-for-service and who care for a panel of patients for providing long-term, relationship-based care.

2020 CLFP Payment

The CLFP Payment for 2020 will be 
automatically remitted by MSP Teleplan
to eligible physicians in two installments.

The first installment of $3,000 will be paid in
summer 2020 and the second installment will
be paid in winter 2020. The payment amount
of the second installment will be based on the
number and complexity of patients associated
with each eligible family physician.

The exact payment amount for individual
physicians is stated in MSP remittance
statement under Adjustment Code "CP".

Longitudinal care includes providing patients with ongoing medical care, maintaining patients’ medical records, and coordinating referrals to other health care providers when needed. The CLFP Payment recognizes the additional, non-clinical responsibilities required to provide ongoing, coordinated care for which fee-for-service physicians are not compensated.

An eligible physician will receive a total annual payment amount of no less than $3,000 and up to $12,000, with exact payment amount per individual physician based on the number and complexity of Majority Source of Care (MSOC) patients associated with the physician in the MSP database.

The CLFP Payment may be subject to business arrangements pertaining to how MSP payments paid to particular payee numbers are split between physicians and clinic owners. In these cases, physicians and clinic owners are encouraged to come to a mutual agreement on how existing business arrangements apply to the CLFP Payment.

For more information, refer to the Community Longitudinal Family Physician Payment FAQs or contact gpsc.billing@doctorsofbc.ca.

Eligibility

Fee-for-service, community-based family physicians are eligible for the 2020 CLFP Payment if they meet the following conditions:

  • Meet the requirements for and submit the GPSC Portal Code (14070) by the MSP cut-off date of Friday, July 3, 2020.
  • Had 50 or more patients for whom the physician was the Majority Source of Care (MSOC) provider based on fee-for-service family physician visits in 2019.

Family physicians who meet the requirements of GPSC Portal Code (14070) should submit 14070 on an annual basis to ensure they are considered for future CLFP Payments. The submission of 14070 signifies that a physician is:

  • Providing full-service family practice services to patients, and will continue to do so for the duration of that calendar year.
  • Confirming physician-patient relationship with existing patients through a standardized conversation or the “family physician – patient compact.”

Family physicians are encouraged to post the family physician – patient compact in their examination rooms and to have conversations with patients to confirm physician-patient relationships. See here for suggested approaches for enhancing relational continuity between family physicians (and their teams) and patients.

More information about the previous 2019 CLFP Payment.