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Provincial (AHCIP) billing (Alberta)
Billing for hospital or long term care visits (Alberta)
Billing for hospital or long term care visits (Alberta)
Updated over a week ago

If you see patients in hospitals or long term care facilities, you can bill for these services from the CHR.


1. Create a provincial bill from the patient's chart, or the Billing dashboard.

📌 Notes:

  • Because the bill is not linked to an appointment, the service date defaults to today's date. To modify the date, click the date under Service date and select the new date in the calendar.

  • If you are not a provider, you must select the Billing Practitioner.
    💡 Tip: If the Remember last billing practitioner setting is enabled, it defaults to the last provider for whom you billed. For more information, see Customising your insured payment settings.

2. Add the billing codes by completing the applicable fields in the Edit Alberta HLink Billing Item window that appears. See Adding and modifying billing items (service codes) to your provincial bills for more information.

Ensure the following is selected when creating a billing item:

  • If you are entering more than one hospital visit, increase the number of Calls.
    ⚠️ Important: The visits must be for consecutive days. If you skipped a day, you must enter a new code fee.

  • Enter the date and time you saw your patient under Service Date, Start Time and Finish Time.
    📌 Note: If you saw your patient more than once, enter the first day you saw your patient as the service date.

  • Ensure your Facility and Functional center are correct. To edit, click the field and select the correct one from the list.

  • Select Show Advanced Fields and enter the Admission Date. If you saw the patient more than once in a day, in the Encounter field, enter on which visit (first, second, third, etc.) the service was performed.

  • For hospitals, by default, no tray fee is applied. To apply a tray fee to the bill, select Override Tray Fee.

  • Optionally, click Edit Supporting Text to add a message for AHCIP. Additional information added here can help reduce the number of refusals as it is sent to the ministry as part of your bill.

Updated April 12, 2023

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