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Right to bill may affect amount of tobacco counselling by MDs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9012731     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unpublished data from Health Canada indicate that only 32% of Canada's family physicians believe they can bill their health plans for providing smoking-cessation counselling to patients with no smoking-related illness. A CMA study of provincial billing codes determined that all provinces and territories except British Columbia and Alberta have billing codes for clinical tobacco interventions, which include counselling. Ontario leads the way with 4 separate codes.
P Sullivan; A Kothari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0820-3946     ISO Abbreviation:  CMAJ     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-27     Completed Date:  1997-02-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711805     Medline TA:  CMAJ     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Family Practice* / economics
Fees, Medical*
Forms and Records Control
Health Promotion / economics
Medical Records
Plants, Toxic*
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Smoking / economics,  prevention & control*
Smoking Cessation

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