Government of B.C.

Practitioner & Professional Resources

Last Modified: 2015-06-22

Providing your patients with optimal care and running a successful practice are much easier with access to the right resources. These resources, in conjunction with other professional tools, can help you to achieve these goals.

MSP

The policies and procedures for enrolling with MSP and receiving payment for the medical services provided to patients vary from one type of practitioner to the next. Find resources and information related to your specific type of medical practice.

PharmaCare

PharmaCare is a publicly funded program that helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, certain medical supplies and specific pharmacy services.

Professional Regulation

There are 26 regulated health professions in British Columbia, of which 25 are self-regulating professions governed by 22 regulatory colleges under the Health Professions Act.

Physician Compensation

There are two main physician compensation models in B.C.: fee-for-service and the Alternative Payment Program. Physcians can also receive funding through rural practice programs, which focus on recruiting and retaining physicians in rural practice, and through the Medical On-Call Availability Program, which compensates physicians for being on call.

BC Guidelines

BC Guidelines provides clinical practice guidelines, protocols and recommendations to B.C. practitioners.

More about BC Guidelines

PharmaNet

PharmaNet connects BC community pharmacies, hospitals, authorized health professionals, and authorized medical device distributors.

PharmaNet - BC’s Drug Information Network

Provincial Academic Detailing Service

The BC Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) service is a form of continuing medical education in which a health professional, usually a pharmacist, meets with physicians one-on-one to discuss selected drug therapy topics.

Learn more about PAD

Billing Integrity Program

The Billing Integrity Program provides audit services to the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and the Medical Services Commission.

Learn more about the Billing Integrity Program

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