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Care Coordination

Local divisions have implemented a number of programs to improve the coordination of patient care.

Stories

  • In-patient care incentives receive enthusiastic welcome

    Four new In-patient Care incentives have been successfully rolled-out across BC since their April 1, 2013 introduction, with support from the province’s 33 divisions of family practice. Network incentives for both assigned and unassigned patients, as well as unassigned patient and enhanced clinical fees, were introduced in response to a concerning trend – physicians relinquishing hospital privileges at a rate of three per cent annually. >

  • Hospital Care Programs

    Five divisions currently run a Hospital Care Program, which is intended to support physicians working in clinical practice with hospitalized patients, and to look after unattached, admitted patients. The program works alongside the doctor on call program. >

  • Home Health Integration in the Fraser Valley

    Integrating health care is a common goal for most regions, but putting the wheels in motion can be a real struggle. By bringing together community doctors with community care providers, one BC health authority is a shining example of how integrating resources can improve health outcomes and save money. >

  • Kootenay Boundary CSC leads the way in methadone therapy for rural communities

    When one of Castlegar’s leading physicians in methadone therapy retired last year, the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice recognized the large hole that would be left in methadone therapy in the community. >

  • Physicians Data Collaborative Launches New Website

    The Physicians Data Collaborative (PDC) has launched its brand new website. The PDC is comprised of members of Divisions of Family Practice from around BC.  The not-for-profit organization works to enable the collaborative use of clinical data to improve patient care. >

  • Partners in Nanaimo come together to discuss opiate use

    After a recent policy change meant that opiate prescriptions for non-cancer pain would no longer be prescribed for use for outside of the emergency department at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, many physicians were left wondering how they could improve their prescribing practices. >

  • Collaboration on Physician Office Integration program closes gaps in care

    In a tight-knit community like Maple Ridge, good news travels fast. Faster than Dr Ken Burns expected. Dr Burns, a family physician and chair of the Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice, had just delivered a healthy baby boy at his local hospital and was eager to share the news with his medical staff. >

News

  • GPSC fee codes change to help doctors with billings

    The GPSC is making key changes to its incentive codes to aid doctors with actuated billings of GPSC incentive fee codes, particularly A GP for Me codes​, with the goal of bringing clarity, alignment, and coordination to the GPSC incentives. The adjustments affect documentation and timing requirements, condition-based payments, and eligibility. These changes are effective August 1. For details, please visit the GPSC website>

  • GPSC Visioning Steering Committee Meeting Summary

    This summary presents key items discussed by the GPSC Visioning Steering Committee (VSC) at the June 9 meeting to inform local divisions of family practice and family physicians about the process. >

  • GPSC monthly meeting summary

    Key decision/discussion points from the June GPSC meeting>

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