[BC MSP] Generic Referring Practitioner Numbers


What referral number can I use if I do not have the MSP number of the referral

On occasion, a MSP practitioner’s number is not available (e.g.: alternative payment practitioner), for
these rare cases the following generic numbers have been established by MSP:

99957 – referral by retired/deceased/moved out of province physician
99991 – referral by a chiropractor to an orthopaedic specialist
99992 – referral by an optometrist to an ophthalmologist and referral by an optometrist to a
99993 – referral by a salaried, sessional or contract physician
99994 – referral by a dentist
99996 – referred by public health for a TB x-ray
99997 – referred by a primary care organization
99998 – referred by an Out of Province physician


The generic numbers may be used in place of the MSP practitioner number. The name of the physician
should be documented in the note field (see screenshot) in the claim submission and a record of the referral must be retained in the patient’s clinical record.


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