Billing & Audits

Information and supports

While most physicians may go their entire careers without being subject to a billing audit, when an audit does occur it can be a stressful, disruptive and overwhelming experience. As you try to navigate the perplexing world of the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and the ever-changing billing rules of the Payment Schedule, the system is sometimes inconsistent or ambiguous. One way to significantly reduce the risk of being audited is to have a good understanding of the Payment Schedule, the rules and the supports available to you.

Doctors of BC staff are here to help lower your risk of an audit and, should it happen, provide you with information on what to expect throughout the audit process.

Below you will find links to useful information, as well as contact information for a number of supports.



Advisory Committees to the Medical Services Commission


Contact Information

Doctors of BC Phone E-mail 
Dr Sam Bugis - Vice President, Physician Affairs & Specialist Practice 604.638.8750

Ms Tara Hamilton - Audit & Billing Partner
Economics, Advocacy & Negotiations

Ms Brenda Hodgson - Administrative Assistant, Economics, Advocacy & Negotiations 604.638.2825
Other Useful Contacts Phone  E-mail 
Billing Integrity Program (BIP) 778.698.1246
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) 604.733.7758   Toll free: 1.800.461.3008
Harper Grey Lawyers 604.687.0411   
HIBC  Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST (except statutory holidays) Metro Vancouver: 604.683.7151 Toll-free: 1.800.663.7100
The Canadian Medical Protective Association Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST Toll-free: 1.800.267.6522
Physician Health Program (PHP) Help is available 24/7 at