Compensation and billing

Avoid Batching...


Batching reports (which often delays reports) will prevent you from optimizing the WCB’s new same day and on time reporting incentives. It’s recommended that in order to capitalize on these reporting incentives (and to avoid late report fee reductions), you work with your billing software vendor and/or submitter to update and revise your current reporting process, preferably before July 1.

Batching reports (which often delays reports) will prevent you from optimizing the WCB’s new same day and on time reporting incentives. It’s recommended that in order to capitalize on these reporting incentives (and to avoid late report fee reductions), you work with your billing software vendor and/or submitter to update and revise your current reporting process, preferably before July 1.   

The WCB’s Electronic Injury Reporting (EIR) system remains an efficient and convenient way to submit reports. As of last review, 49% of reports were submitted by physicians and/or their staff versus 51% submitted online by a vendor.

Appendix "C"

Reporting Funding Schedule

Effective Dates

Report Submission

GP First Report

Specialist Consultation Report

GP Progress Report/Specialist Follow-up

July 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

Same-day

$65.86

$80.50

$40.02

On-time

$63.69

$77.84

$38.69

Late

$57.32

$70.06

$34.82

 

April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

Same-day

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

On-time

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

Late

90% of On-time

90% of On-time

90% of On-time

 

July 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Same-day

Plus 8.75%

Plus 8.75%

Plus 8.75%

On-time

Plus 2.5%

Plus 2.5%

Plus 2.5%

Late

75% of On-time

75% of On-time

75% of On-time

 

April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019

Same-day

Plus COLA

Plus COLA/p>

Plus COLA

On-time

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

Plus COLA

Late

75% of On-time

75% of On-time

75% of On-time

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