Referrals

Midwives are permitted to submit claims to MSP for three different types of patient referrals:

Referrals to Medical Specialists

All medical services provided by these specialists, resulting from a referral by a midwife, will be processed as per MSP policy.

Specialty Specialty Code

Anaesthesia

18

Cardiology

26

Dermatology

01

Endocrinology

51

Gastroenterology

56

General Surgery

08

Hematology Oncology

74

Infectious Diseases

67

Internal Medicine

15

Nephrology

59

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

05

Orthopedic Surgery

10

Paediatrics

14

Psychiatry

03

Referrals for Procedures

Fee Item Name

Fee Code

Amniocentesis, Transabdominal

00787

Doppler Echocardiography

08679

Foetal Heart Monitoring - Interpretation Only

0079

Guided Amniocentesis

04680

Injection, Venepuncture

00012

Obs B Scan (14 weeks gestation or over) - add fetuses

86051

Obs B Scan (<14 weeks/nuchal translucency) - add fetus

86056

Obs B Scan (<14 weeks/nuchal translucency) - singles

86055

Pelvic B Scan - Non-Obstetrical

08653

Referrals for Laboratory Tests

The Laboratory Services Act (LSA) came into force on October 1, 2015. The LSA replaces the Medicare Protection Act and the Hospital Insurance Act as the authority for insuring laboratory services and consolidates the responsibility for all publicly-funded laboratory services in British Columbia. For information on laboratory service benefits under the Laboratory Services Act, visit the Laboratory Services website.

There are currently 100 different laboratory tests that Midwives may request directly for their patients.

Fee Item Name Fee Code

Alanine Aminotrasnferase

91065

Albumin Creatinine Ration (ACR)

91985

Albumin, Serum/Plasma

91040

Alkaline Phosphatase

91070

Alpha Fetoprotein

91095

Alpha-Thalassemia, Molecular Testing for Com Defect

90029

Anerobic Culture Investigation

90605

Antibiotic Susceptibility Test - Semi-Quantiative

90615

Antiglobulin Coombs Test - Direct

9008

Aspartate Aminotransferase

91210

Continuation of Lab Tests Midwives Can Request (PDF, 113KB)