Your mini profile, a statistical analysis of your billings for the previous calendar year, is now available. Mini profiles are generated for physicians who receive Fee for Service (FFS) payments from the Medical Services Plan (MSP), including any settlements or retroactive payments issued as of March 31, 2019.
Doctors of BC make mini profiles available so physicians billing MSP can see if their billings are within the normal statistical boundaries of their peer group. The information is taken from the Physician Annual Profile database used by the Ministry of Health to track billings and to refer to during audits.
Mini profiles include all claims paid by MSP, on behalf of ICBC and WCB, which identified you as the physician who provided the service, or as the referring practitioner. In addition, GPSC and SSC fee codes are now included.
Please click on the link to access your 2018 mini profile.
It can also alert you to fees or services that are flagged – flagging occurs when you are outside the norm with respect to some aspect of service provision or billing. This could potentially put you at a higher risk of audit;
Understanding the flags on your profile can assist you in determining whether you need to make proactive changes to your billings.
The Type of Practice is your province wide-comparison peer group into which you have been placed for that calendar year;
Your TOP is determined by the type of services that you were paid for during that calendar year. In other words, TOP correlates with “functional specialty” as opposed to “specialty of record”;
By classifying each of the MSP Fee-For-Service items that a practitioner has billed, his/her type of practice can be determined by identifying the most commonly billed specialty;
Example: If the majority of earnings of a practitioner are derived from fees for Orthopedic procedures, the practitioner is deemed to be in the Orthopedic TOP regardless of the specialty on record.
To help us better understand how you use your mini profiles and to provide feedback, take our short survey here.
Doctors of BC provides members with additional resources such as webinars on billing tips, common billing errors and information on the audit process. These resources can be found under Billing and Audits in our Resource Centre.
For more information, refer to the FAQ’s and Glossary of Terms.
Do you have questions or need help understanding your profile? Contact us here:
Doctor of BC Staff Support
Tara Hamilton, Audit and Billing, Economics, Advocacy and Negotiations
Toll Free: 1 800 665 2262