Patient Conferencing Fee Initiative

The Patient Conferencing set of incentives (14015, 14016, 14017, 14018, 14021, 14022, 14023) compensate GPs for case-conferencing with other health care providers (e.g., specialists, specialty care nurses) in the treatment of patients in the following five categories:

  • Frail elderly
  • Palliative care
  • End of life
  • Mental illness
  • Patients of any age with multiple medical needs or complex co-morbidity (two or more distinct but potentially interacting problems where care needs to be coordinated over time between several health disciplines).

These patients may be facility-based, community-based, or ready for discharge from a hospital. Care is covered only for patients from British Columbia.

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 another facility or into the community.