The Family Practice Incentive Program encourages coordinated, longitudinal care by supporting and providing guideline-informed care in such areas as chronic disease management, maternity care, mental health, and care for the frail and elderly.
The fee codes for the A GP for Me Initiative, also known as the Attachment initiative, are available to all family doctors who submit the MSP fee G14070 ‘GP Attachment Participation Code’.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) provides funding for GPs to not only identify chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and congestive heart failure but also to develop a care plan and work with flow sheets and registries to manage patient care.
The Complex Care Initiative compensates FPs for the time and skill needed to work with patients with two or more of the qualifying chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes and ischemic heart disease), to develop a care plan, and liaise with the patient.
The Conferencing Fee Initiative for palliative care planning helps GPs provide compassionate, collaborative, and holistic care to palliative patients. The acute care discharge planning conference fee may be billed for patients who need support from a multi-disciplinary team or who need to transition from an acute care facility to the community or another facility.
The Maternity Network Initiative helps family physicians form “shared care networks” to share the responsibilities of providing continuous obstetrical coverage and full-scope maternity care through links with midwives, specialists, and other GPs.
The Mental Health Initiative supports and compensates FPs for the time and skill it takes to work with patients with mental health illnesses. Physicians develop care plans in collaboration with the patient and his or her support network and, where needed, become an active member of a broader care team in order to help those patients remain safely in their community.
The Palliative Care Incentive supports family physicians in planning and coordination of end-of-life care for patients, ensuring the best possible quality of life for dying patients and their families.