The intent of the SSC fees are to increase capacity, better coordinate care and improve patient access and care. While they are not the complete fix to the system, we hope they help to encourage better quality care.
SSC monitors its fees to ensure they are achieving their purpose and intent. As much as possible, SSC engages with specialty sections heads when changes are being considered. New fee changes take effective on July 1, 2017, please see Special Bulletin.
Sizing it Up
A key part of SSC’s work is to help make it easier for specialists to deliver care and for patients to access it. Fee code incentives can help to facilitate this goal. The intent of the SSC fees is to increase capacity, better coordinate care and improve patient access and care.
Things to Know
Similar to all fees, the SSC fees are processed through the Medical Services Plan, however they are managed by the SSC rather than the Tariff Committee. A working group comprised of Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC physician representatives provide recommendations to the SSC on the fees and any modifications.
Any FRCP specialist is eligible to bill the SSC fees. SSC reserves the right to make changes to its fees at any time.
Please note: all SSC fees have a “G” Prefix. This denotes fees are administered through the Claims payment system, but are not funded through the medical practitioners' Available Amount.
Doctors of BC Billing and Audit:
Manager, Audit & Billing
Fee Guide Advisor