Practice Resources

Billing education

MSI GP Billing Education Session

This presentation is intended for fee-for-service physicians and those who shadow bill on alternative payment plans.  It includes an overview of MSI, billing basics, services billed by family physicians in office, hospital and nursing homes as well as GP and specialist procedural codes.  Of particular interest are common billing errors and billing scenarios. Upon completion, this session should provide you with a better understanding of best billing practices.

As presented at Dalhousie Tupper Building Theatre B on February 18, 2014

MSI Billing Education presentation


Paediatrics Billing Education Seminar

This presentation is intended for Paediatricians and their billing staff. Medavie Blue Cross (MSI) representatives give an overview of MSI, billing basics, services billed by Paediatricians as well as specialist procedural codes.  Of particular interest are common billing errors and billing scenarios. Upon completion, this session should provide you with a better understanding of best billing practices.

As presented at Doctors Nova Scotia on March 10, 2015

MSI Paediatrics Billing presentation


General Surgery Billing Education Seminar

This presentation is intended for General Surgeons and their billing staff. Medavie Blue Cross (MSI) representatives give an overview of MSI, billing basics, services billed by General Surgeons as well as specialist procedural codes.  Of particular interest are common billing errors and billing scenarios. Upon completion, this session should provide you with a better understanding of best billing practices.

As presented at Parklands on the Garden in Halifax on May 25, 2015

MSI General Surgery Billing presentation


Palliative Care Billing Seminar

This presentation is intended for Palliative Care Physicians on an APP contracts. Medavie Blue Cross (MSI) representatives give an overview of MSI, billing basics, services billed by Palliative Care Physicians as well as specialist procedural codes. Of particular interest are common billing errors and billing scenarios. Upon completion, this session should provide you with a better understanding of best billing practices.

As presented at Doctors Nova Scotia in Dartmouth, NS on Nov 24, 2015

MSI Palliative Care Billing Presentation


Billing Resources

MSI Physician's Manual (fee schedule)
This manual contains the Preamble or rules for billing fees, billing instructions, the fee schedule, and other essential information for billing properly. It's one of the most critical documents to know and understand when it comes to billing.  

MSI Physicians' Bulletins
The bulletins provide updates about new or revised fees, Preamble changes, and information on payment programs. They also contain clarifications about billing rules to ensure physicians and their staff are billing correctly. They are published a few times a year. 

Summary of Continuing Care Physician Fees
This document provides guidelines for physicians providing services in continuing care settings. Physicians are encouraged to review the current Preamble prior to claiming these or any other health service codes as the Preamble is the ultimate authoritative document. Should a discrepancy exist between this document and the Preamble, the Preamble interpretation is to be used.