The Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) payment model is an alternative to the fee-for-service model and supports family physicians who provide longitudinal family medicine care.
Family physicians are compensated for spending extra time with patients, especially those with complex needs, such as patients with mental-health conditions, and seniors. For more information, refer to the Longitudinal Family Physician (LFP) Payment Model.
To enrol in the LFP Payment Model, you must create a bill with a specific fee code (98000) and diagnosis code (L23) and submit it to Health Insurance BC (HIBC) via Teleplan. You must submit it five business days before you submit any claims under the LFP Payment Model.
1. Create a fake patient with the following demographic information:
First name: LFP
Last name: Portal
Gender: Select any option
Date of Birth: January 1, 2023
Identifications: 9694105066 (PHN)
2. From the fake patient's chart, create a billI. Refer to Creating provincial (MSP) bills from patient charts (BC):
3. Add a billing item to the bill:
a. In the Code field, enter 98000 and select 98000 LFP Payment Model Registration Code
b. In the Diagnosis Codes field, enter L23 - Longitudinal Family Physician
c. Select Show Advanced Fields and ensure your facility number appears in the Facility number field.
4. Save and submit the bill to Teleplan.
Updated February 21, 2022