Assignment of Payment

The locum physician agrees to assign payment for office-based services to the host physician’s payment number for services provided while on assignment. The host physician is responsible for submitting claims to MSP within two weeks after the end of the locum assignment and refuse claims within two weeks of the refusal date.

For hospital-based/on-call locum assignments, the locum must apply for an additional MSP payment number and bill fee-for-service claims under that payment number for the duration of the assignment.

An Assignment of Payment is a legal agreement through which a practitioner designates that MSP payments for his/her services are to be made to another practitioner or group such as a clinic or hospital.

Assignment of Payment must be submitted to the Locums for Rural BC office prior to the commencement of the locum assignment.

Application for Payment of Daily Rate

GPA locum physicians are paid the following guaranteed daily rates based on community designation, and must cover at least the anesthesia portion of the host physician’s practice:

GPA locum physicians are paid a daily rate from $1,375 – $1,788 dependent upon the community. In general, the higher the number of rural points a community receives, the higher the daily rate. For more information regarding specific rates for rural communities, please contact the Locums for Rural BC Program.

  • A & B communities – $1,522 – $1,788
  • C communities – $1,375
  • D communities – $1,375

In cases where a certified anesthesiologist provides coverage for a GPA, they will be paid a guaranteed daily rate of $1,375 – 1,788 dependent upon the community

Locums are eligible to receive payment for on-call through MOCAP. For on-call assignments, locums must apply for an additional payment number and bill all claims under that payment number for the duration of the assignment.

The host physician must reimburse the locum for services not covered by MSP (e.g. private, ICBC, WorkSafeBC, and reciprocal billings) less the 40% recovered for overhead, and ensure that the locum receives the on-call payment and retention premium, if applicable.