Compensation

Billing guides

Doctors Nova Scotia has created the following billing guides to assist members with understanding and billing new health service


Following the approval of the 2015 Master Agreement, several incentive programs were converted to fee-based billing. In some cases, this necessitated the creation of new health service codes. The following billing guides were created to help physicians understand and bill the new fees.

Understanding New Billing Codes: Your Guide to Non-face-to-face Fees

This guide is intended to help physicians and billing staff understand the requirements of the new health service codes developed for non-face-to-face care.

As part of the 2015 Master Agreement contract negotiations, four health service codes for non-face-to-face care were developed in order to improve patients’ access to primary care and to remunerate physicians for this work.

Your Guide to New Fees: Comprehensive Care

Care Plan Oversight reporting table template
(MS Word document)

This guide is intended to help physicians and billing staff understand the requirements of the new health service codes developed for comprehensive care.

As a result of the 2015 Master Agreement negotiations, the Comprehensive Care Incentive Program was converted to fees. This has resulted in increases to some fee values, plus the creation of a number of new fees.