Community-based family physicians who work under fee-for-service and who care for a panel of patients will soon receive a new annual payment.
Introduced by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), the Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) Payment recognizes the long-term, relationship-based care family physicians provide to their patients. It also recognizes the additional, non-clinical responsibilities required to provide ongoing, coordinated care for which fee-for-service physicians are not compensated. The GPSC is a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC Ministry of Health.
The first payment will be made in January 2020 (for 2019) to those physicians who meet the eligibility requirements. For more information including about eligibility, how the payment works, and detailed FAQs, click here.