April 28, 2023

The Business Cost Premium (BCP) is a negotiated payment under the Physician Master Agreement (PMA) to help eligible physicians cover rising rent, lease, or ownership costs of a community-based office. As outlined in the 2022 PMA, the BCP is expanding and will apply to all fees for services...

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June 9, 2021

Community-based family doctors and specialists who are eligible for the Business Cost Premium (BCP) must register by July 31, 2021 in order resubmit billing claims to receive retroactive payments back to April 1, 2020.  

Since April 1, 2020, eligible doctors have been able to receive a...

March 12, 2021

Doctors of BC is encouraging eligible, community-based doctors to confirm they are receiving the Business Cost Premium (BCP). Effective April 2020, the BCP provides a percentage premium on MSP fees for in-person consultation, visit, counselling, and complete examination services to help cover...

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May 8, 2020

This article has been updated with answers to some of the questions we have been asked by physicians. Click here to read the Physician Q&As.

Effective May 1, 2020, the Business Cost Premium (BCP) will be temporarily expanded to apply to telehealth fee items, including phone...

February 28, 2020
BC physicians are encouraged to attend an information webinar on Thursday, March 12 (7:00 - 8:00 a.m.) about the Business Cost Premium (BCP), a new incentive payment included in the 2019 PMA to help physicians cover the rising rent, lease, or ownership costs of community-based practices. The...