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* UPDATE * Panel Development Incentive

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* UPDATE * Panel Development Incentive
by Shenise Power - Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:41 PM

( Due to technical difficulties, we apologize for the delay in communication)

Good morning,

We thank you for your input and we have heard your concern and as you can see in this communication below the deadline for sessional submission has been pushed back to March 31st, 2019 for UYPP. However, we do encourage you to transition as many physicians as possible, please see information below.

Panel Development Incentive now available

On behalf of the GPSC, we would  like to inform you that the Panel Development Incentive is now available. Please follow the links below for more information

  • Learn more about the Panel Development Incentive, including how to claim incentive payments, eligibility criteria, and FAQs. 

  • Learn more about the GPSC’s three phases of panel management and how to access GPSC supports for panel management, including the Panel Management Manual and Workbook.

In the coming weeks, the GPSC  will be promoting the Panel Development Incentive more broadly with Divisions and the wider GP community through the regular GPSC and Doctors of BC communications channels. If you or physicians you support have questions about the Panel Development Incentive, please send inquiries to

Additional information and work currently in progress by the GPSC provincial staff:

  • We are in the process of applying for certification for the Panel Management Manual and Workbook for Mainpro+ credits. We will be able to share more details about this certification at a later date.

  • We are developing a process for receiving feedback to inform future refinements to the Panel Development Incentive and Panel Management Manual and Workbook. The GPSC recognizes the innovative nature of this work, and as always the GPSC provincial team is open to feedback on what is working well, and what could be improved. 

Transitioning from UYPP to Panel Management

At the Panel Development Incentive webinar on September 7th, issues surfaced regarding the timing to phase out PSP's Understanding your Patient Panel (UYPP) and transitioning physicians to Panel Management. Specifically, concerns were raised about the deadline of September 21, 2018 for UYPP physicians to submit their sessional payment requests. 

The GPSC provincial staff team appreciates the dialogue and has taken the feedback into careful consideration. To ensure fairness to physicians who have already committed to UYPP under the current program and compensation requirements, the GPSC will support currently engaged UYPP physicians to submit sessional payment requests until end-of-day March 31, 2019 (i.e. end of current fiscal year). These sessional payments will continue to be subject to a maximum of 7 GP hours and 20 MOA hours. 

Ultimately, the GPSC's goal is to support all physicians to implement Panel Management.

To support this objective, the provincial GPSC team is asking RSTs to:

  1. ​Begin shifting recruitment of new physicians to Panel Management, and discontinue recruitment to UYPP. The rationale is that UYPP was a prototype piece of work that is now ending and will be formally replaced by Panel Management.
  2. Inform physicians currently participating in UYPP, of Panel Management, including in-practice coaching support, EMR-based tools, and the Panel Development Incentive. We want to ensure that physicians are aware of the supports available. Physicians applying for the new Panel Development Incentive can claim $6000 minus previous UYPP sessional payments claimed.​
  3. Inform physicians currently involved in UYPP  that the last day to submit their sessional payment requests is March 31, 2019. 

Note: physicians who receive payment from the new Panel Development Incentive will not be eligible for UYPP sessional payments thereafter.

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact the PSP Provincial Office. 


Alana Godin (Director, CPQ)

Jeni May (Program Manager, CPQ)

Angie Chan (Manager, CPQ)

(Edited by Lindsay Tucker - original submission Thursday, 13 September 2018, 2:08 PM)