Table 1:

Summary of incentive programs in British Columbia

Incentive programEligible patient conditionsAnnual incentive fee, $Chronic Disease ManagementDiabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure125* Complex Care Planning and Management≥ 2 of the following conditions: diabetes, chronic renal failure, heart failure, chronic respiratory condition, cerebrovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, chronic neurodegenerative disease, chronic liver disease315 • Source: British Columbia Medical Services Commission payment schedule November 2010.14 • * The chronic disease management program also included an incentive for hypertension valued at$50. We excluded this incentive because of its lower dollar value and lower complexity of needs of patients who are diagnosed only with hypertension.