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Non-operative Continuing Care Surcharges

This short self-quiz will test your understanding of MSP billing policies and procedures for Non-operative Continuing Care Surcharges.

Question 1

A physician is called from home to the hospital at 1900 hours on a weekday to see a patient who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident. The physician spends 50 minutes with the patient, providing a complete examination and suturing several minor lacerations. The physician bills fee item 01200 for the call-out. How should the remaining 20 minutes be billed?

  (a) Bill under fee item 01205 X 1 to ICBC.
  (b) Bill under fee item 01205 X 1 to MSP.
  (c) No additional non-operative continuing care surcharges are payable.

Question 2

A Radiologist is called from home at 1600 hours on a Saturday to provide an urgent x-ray service for an out-patient. While at the hospital, the same Radiologist provides other radiological services for several in-patients for one hour. Can the Radiologist bill fee item 01207 for the in-patient services?

  (a) Yes.
  (b) No.

Question 3

A physician is called from home to the hospital at 0150 hours to see a patient (age 40) who has back pain from a sports injury in the emergency room. The physician arrives at the hospital at 0215 hours and is with the patient from 0215 to 0300 hours. The physician will bill fee item 01201 for the call-out and an out of office visit. What other fee item(s) are billable?

  (a) Bill under fee item 01206 X 2.
  (b) Bill under fee item 01206 X 1.
  (c) Fee item 01206 is not billable.

 

Disclaimer: MSP Tutor is intended to provide a guide for physicians and medical office assistants in billing claims to MSP. For definitive information on fee-for-service fee item codes and amounts, consult the current MSC Payment Schedule. If a discrepancy exists between the information contained in MSP Tutor and the MSC Payment Schedule, the information in the Payment Schedule will prevail.