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2018 MSP Billing Cutoff and Payment Dates

We also have a downloadable pdf of the 2018 schedule. Teleplan recommends that all claims should be submitted prior to 7:00 p.m. on the ...

2018 MSP Billing Cutoff and Payment Dates

We also have a downloadable pdf of the 2018 schedule.

Teleplan recommends that all claims should be submitted prior to 7:00 p.m. on the cut-off day to ensure that they will be assessed for the following remittance date to receive payment. Remittance files can be accessed as of 5:00 a.m. on the dates the remittance is posted.

 MSP cut-off, remittance, and payment deposit dates for 2018 are as follows:


MSP Cut-off 7:00 PM

Remittance Posted


January - 20193rd11th15th

 MSP will be closed due to the following 2018 BC Statutory Holidays.

January 1st - New Years Day
February 12th - BC Family Day
March 30th - Good Friday
April 2nd - Easter Monday
May 21st - Victoria Day
July 2nd - (In Lieu of Canada Day)
August 6th - BC day
September 3rd - Labour Day
October 8th - Thanksgiving
November 12th - (In Lieu of Remembrance Day)
December 25th - Christmas Day
December 26th - Boxing Day

Alberta Health Holiday Payment Schedule

Alberta Health has just sent out their 2017 holiday payment schedule bulletin number Gen 104. check below for the details!

- The Alberta Health office will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018, inclusive.

- H-Link will be able to accept claims from submitters during the office closure period. 

- Claims received and assessed during the period of December 8 to 14, 2017 will have an expected payment date of Friday December 22, 2017.

- Payments will not be issued Friday, December 29, 2017.

- The next expected payment date will be on Friday, January 5, 2018, and will include claims received and assessed during the period of December 15 to 28, 2017. Regular payments will resume from this date forward.

- Reports, such as the Statement of Assessments and Statement of Accounts, will not be produced for the week of December 25, 2017 to December 29, 2017.

Alternate Relationship Plans (ARP) payment schedule - applies to physicians only 

- Alberta Health online services will be able to accept Sessional ARP invoices during the office closure period; however, the invoices will not be processed during that time.

- Payments will not be issued Friday December 29, 2017.

- For ARPs that are paid weekly, processing dates December 8 to December 14, 2017 will have an expected payment date of Friday, December 22, 2017. Processing dates December 15 to December 28, 2017 will have an expected payment date of Friday, January 5, 2018.

- For ARPs that are paid semi-monthly, processing dates December 1 to December 15, 2017 will have an expected payment date of Friday, January 5, 2018. Processing dates December 16 to December 31, 2017 will have an expected payment date of Friday, January 12, 2018.

- ARPS that are paid monthly will not be affected by the office closure period. The first expected payment date in the new year will be January 12, 2018.

tl;dr version below

Physicians submitting on the FFS model will have their claims submitted between Dec 8th and 14th paid Friday, Dec 22. There will be no further payment until January 5th, 2018.

ARP Physicians who receive weekly payments will have the same schedule as FFS doctors above.
ARP's who are paid semi-monthly will have their invoices submitted between Dec 1st to Dec 15th paid Friday Jan 5th, 2018, then Feb 12th for submission dates between Dec 16 and 31
ARP's who are paid monthly will not be affected with the first payment date Jan 12, 2018.

Cloud Practice Launches ClinicAid Web-Based Medical Billing in Saskatchewan

SASKATCHEWAN, Canada -- Cloud Practice Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its ClinicAid medical billing and practice management software in Saskatchewan. Healthcare practitioners in the province will now be able to significantly streamline their billing process, submitting claims to the Medical Services Branch (MSB) and receiving assessments on claims directly through the web-based platform.

ClinicAid is built to work with eHealth Saskatchewan’s Internet Claims Submission (ICS) system, allowing care providers or other authorized medical office staff to send and receive claim files electronically via a secure connection. The software is designed specifically to help practitioners bill MSB quickly and accurately, while simplifying and automating some of the submission and reconciliation process.

Released in 2012, ClinicAid has gradually expanded to help doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers in Canada effectively manage their billing and overall medical practice. The software is currently available for direct online billing submission in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario as well.

With smart features like handy look-up tables for service and diagnostic codes, as well as lists of provincial referral providers, ClinicAid aims to save physicians time and money when filling out their claims. Invoice templates and other default settings facilitate claim submission in just a few steps. The intuitive interface and built-in claim checks also help users minimize their rejections, automatically reconcile claim assessments, and keep track of denied or underpaid claims for fast resubmission.

Clyde Smith, billing submitter for Dr. R. Smith and a long-time ClinicAid user has this to say about the software: “ClinicAid has been awesome to work with. The ease of use of the interface, coupled with the personal attention given by the support team has made ClinicAid a pleasure to work with. The system is always live and without glitches, making it very efficient and effective!”

Conveniently accessed from any device with an internet connection, ClinicAid allows users to complete their billing from anywhere, at any time. All skills and specialties are supported for electronic billing and the platform also comes with a private billing module to use for uninsured patients or services not covered by MSB. A comprehensive scheduling module can also be turned on to keep medical office staff on track throughout the day.

“We’ve used our experience in other provinces to make ClinicAid the easiest, most efficient way for providers in Saskatchewan to complete their medical billing.” says Jordan Visco, CEO of Cloud Practice. He goes on to highlight that “Our open API allows ClinicAid to integrate with any Electronic Medical Record system or other Practice Management software, opening up more options for medical practitioners of all kinds when it comes to their practice’s billing process and management needs.”

The software already integrates with popular EMR systems like OSCAR EMR, RevolutionEHR, InputHealth, and others, giving more providers access to the tools they need to make their workflow as smooth and speedy as possible.

For more details about the platform’s features or to begin a free trial, please visit ClinicAid Saskatchewan.

About Cloud Practice Inc.

Cloud Practice Inc. is a private Canadian company that owns ClinicAid, MyHealthAccess, and OscarHost. The company works to help Canadian healthcare practitioners and their patients take advantage of the benefits provided by implementing electronic, cloud-based medical records and software in their practice.


Cloud Practice, Inc.
Jordan Visco, 1-888-686-8560

Saskatchewan Medical Billing Cutoff and Payment Dates 2017

Looking for the 2018 schedule?

Saskatchewan Medical Services Branch MSB Claims Processing schedule for 2017:

Run Date Payment Date Run Code
03-Jan-17 09-Jan-17 jk
17-Jan-17 23-Jan-17 jl
31-Jan-17 06-Feb-17 jm
14-Feb-17 21-Feb-17 jn
28-Feb-17 06-Mar-17 jo
*14-Mar-17 20-Mar-17 jp



11-Apr-17 17-Apr-17 jr
25-Apr-17 01-May-17 js
09-May-17 15-May-17 jt
23-May-17 29-May-17 ju
06-Jun-17 12-Jun-17 jv
*20-Jun-17 26-Jun-17 jw



18-Jul-17 24-Jul-17 jy
01-Aug-17 08-Aug-17 jz
15-Aug-17 21-Aug-17 ka
29-Aug-17 05-Sep-17 kb
*12-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 kc



10-Oct-17 16-Oct-17 ke
24-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 kf
07-Nov-17 14-Nov-17 kg
21-Nov-17 27-Nov-17 kh
05-Dec-17 11-Dec-17 ki
*19-Dec-17 27-Dec-17 kj

* End of Quarter

April 2017 MSP Bulletins

This April has seen a new fee increase across the board, as well as a few small amendments to specific codes, see below for this months updates!

Fee Item 02154 amended - Effective April 1, 2017, the note for fee item 02154 "When S02154 done in office, support with appropriate operate report to MSP" is deleted.

Fee Item 07601 description amended - Effective April 4, 2017 fee item V07601 is amended to add "(stand-alone procedure)" to title

Fee Item 00039 amended - Effective Feb 24, 2017, fee item 00039 note ii) b) is amended to change "two visits" to "one visit" and the eligibility requirements in notes vi) a) and b) are amended.

Fee Item 07150 amended - Effective April 1, 2017, fee item PSV07150 note i)is amended to add Respiratory as an eligible specialty.

Fee Item 07825 amended - Effective April 4, 2017, the following fee item description has been amended to add "left ventricular" and the fee item has been relocated under the heading "Open Heart Surgery"

General Practice Group Medical Visit Amendments - Effective April 4, 2017, the statement "A Group Medical Visit provides 1:1 patient care in a group setting" is deleted from the General Practice Group Medical Visit description

Fee Item 70718 amended - Effective April 4, 2017, fee item PCV70718 note i) is amended to replace "bile duct dissection" with "bile duct resection".

April 1, 2017 fee increase - Effective April 1, 2017, the fee increases funded from the 2017/2018 fee allocation are implemented. ClinicAid automatically updates with the new values as they're released so nothing to be done here!

GPSC fee item preamble updates - Effective April 1, 2017, fee item G14016 was amended and note iii) a) was updated
The description for fee item G14017 was amended and notes x), xiv), xvi), and xvii) updated.
Fee item G14033 notes viii) and xi) were amended

ClinicAid's New Dashboard!

You may have noticed some changes recently, the biggest being our new Dashboard!

The new dashboard has fully retired the previous, instead replacing it with useful stats and quick links to reporting so you can get a much deeper view of your practice at a glance.


Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding this handy new feature!

Dashboard Features

There is now a setup progress guide that will help get your account fully set up, a very handy pie chart that will show you all of your current active claims and where they are in the life cycle of being completed and paid by the province.

From the chart, you can click on any section and it will bring you to the associated view on your 'manage invoices' page. Gone are the days of clicking through your rejections one at a time!

You can also now view snapshots of your monthly revenue, how efficient you have been with your billing as well as your most common error codes, as well as which codes you submit are making you the most revenue.

You may drag and drop any of the new dashboard cards to reorder as you desire, as well you can click the 'configure dashboard' button at the top right to show or hide components as needed.

But I don't want all of my users to see this info!

That's ok, we have you covered! For those of you who are concerned about the additional reporting, these charts will only be visible to users who have the required permission levels.

Additionally, if you have users with provider restrictions set up, they will only be able to view data for the practitioners for whom they have permission to view!

2017 MSP Billing Cut Off Dates

We've got your 2017 MSP cut-off dates and payment schedule! If you want the handy print-friendly pdf version, you can download here

We've still got the 2016 schedule if you're looking for the last few weeks of December.

Teleplan recommends that all claims should be submitted prior to 7:00 p.m. on the cut-off day to ensure that they will be assessed for the following remittance date to receive payment. Remittance files can be accessed as of 5:00 a.m. on the dates the remittance is posted.

At ClinicAid, we're constantly sending your files, so no need to wait, submit every day to give yourself ample time to handle any invoices that Teleplan might send back.

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