The landscape continues to shift in relation to the lifespan of children with chronic care conditions. What was once fatal in childhood, no longer is. One of SSC’s sponsored initiatives is helping specialists in pediatric care and in adult care coordinate the transition of youth with chronic care needs into adult care.
Shifting Landscape Reveals Care Gaps
Spotlight on a Specialty – Endocrinology
Hormones – the drivers behind every part of who we are, and how we function. And as part of one of the most complex systems in the body – the endocrine system – these hormones behave radically differently from person to person.
Telehealth Wound Care: Transcending Barriers to Care
In BC, all but two specialities now have a fee code for telehealth service. The Specialist Services Committee has funded three telehealth projects under the Quality and Innovation Initiatives.
Spotlight on a Specialty: Rheumatolgy
With more than 150 disease conditions that they diagnose and treat — including arthritis, lupus, gout, vasculitis, scleroderma and other systemic autoimmune conditions — BC's rheumatologists have "fascinating patients with complex problems that often require digging to solve a mystery," says Dr. Jason Kur, president of the BC Society of Rheumatologists.
Knowledge Seeker and Organic Farmer
Dr. Chester Morris knows about healthy eating and it’s not just because he’s a doctor. It’s because along with his wife, Nicky, and their nine year-old daughter, Mara, he runs Morris Farm in the Port Alberni area.
CHARD is discontinued
The Ministry of Health has made the decision to discontinue the Community Healthcare and Resource Directory (CHARD), effective immediately.
Hearing and Responding to Your Concerns
SSC conducted a survey and identified that Telephone Fees are easier for a Specialist to use when the primary physician sends over patient information to the Specialist’s office.
Specialist Participation at the Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership
Sponsoring Specialist Participation at the Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership, May 31 to June 1, 2013 in Vancouver
G78717 Specialist Discharge Care Plan for Complex Patients Fee
A reminder that this fee is available to bill for the most responsible specialist physician coordinating a complex patient’s hospital discharge.
How can the Specialist Services Committee better support you?
How can the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) best support you in improving the services you provide to patients across BC? In 2013 the SSC will be reviewing its current initiatives and creating
SSC approves 21 Quality and Innovation Projects
The Specialist Services Committee has approved an additional $3M in one-time funding, bringing the total to $8M, to support 21 physician-led local projects over the next several years. A total of
How can the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) best support you in improving the services you provide to patients across BC? In 2013 the SSC will be reviewing its current initiatives and creating a strategic plan for how to support specialists for the 2
A group of BC specialists and health care executives recently traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to find out the secrets of success at one of the US’s top medical centres. Organized by the Practice Suppo
SSC Annual Report (2010-2012)
Download and read the Specialist Services Committee Annual Report, which covers two years, 2010\2011 and 2011\2012.
End-of-life discussions between doctors and patients are beneficial to both
This article, written by Ken Seethram, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, appeared in September 2012's issue of the BC Medical Journal.
Quality & Innovation Initiatives
The Specialist Services Committee has approved in principle 21 projects for one-time funding worth approximately $8 million.
Changes to the SSC Telephone Fees
These two fees have been changed into time-based fees payable per 15 minutes, or portion of.
New Fees - June 2012
These two initiatives implemented by the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) support specialist physicians providing enhanced care planning for patients. Both fees are...
Changes to the SSC Telephone Fees
Effective August 1, 2012 changes have been made to the two specialist telephone patient management fees (G10002 and G10003). These two fees have been changed into time-based fees payable per 15 mi
One-Time Funding Projects
Earlier this year, the SSC made up to $5 million available on a one-time basis (i.e.
Two New Fees to Support Care Planning
As of June 1, 2012 the SSC has implemented two new fees that support specialists providing enhanced care planning for patients.