See SSC Fee Guide before billing these fees.
SSC developed these fees to increase specialists' capacity, improve patient access to specialists’ expertise and improve the coordination of patient care.The fees are intended to prevent unnecessary referrals or visits to the Emergency Department through improved communication between physicians and with allied care providers to benefit patient care.
Sizing it Up
The purpose of this fee is for the specialist to provide advice in a timely manner when the intent of communication is to replace the need for the specialist to see the patient in person.
Things to Know
The consulting specialist is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate communication modality is used to meet the medical needs of the patient.
Doctors of BC Billing and Audit:
Manager Audit & Billing
Fee Guide Assistant