WCB Rates

Doctors Manitoba and the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba have reached an agreement covering form, report and administrative fees. This four-year agreement is effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021.

Key enhancements in the new contract include:

  • A new tariff to remunerate physicians for communicating with WCB representatives, effective January 1, 2020.
  • New tariffs to remunerate physicians for the provision of chart notes to the WCB upon their request. These tariffs include physician time spent preparing these documents and a standardized per page rate for photocopying, printing etc, effective January 1, 2020.
  • A new tariff that sets out how physicians are to be remunerated when the WCB requests their attendance at a meeting. This tariff includes preparation time and travel time to the meeting, effective January 1, 2020.
  • The creation of a Liaison Committee between the parties that will work to expeditiously address change or concerns associated with physician services for the WCB.
  • General rate increases of 0.75% in year three (January 1, 2020) and 1.0% in year four (January 1, 2021).
WCB Tariffs and Rates
Tariff No. Description 2020 Rate*
3024 Doctors First Attendance Report $65.84
3025 Doctors Progress Report1 $56.62
5562 Administrative Fee for Follow-up Visits2 $15.26
3026 Comprehensive Consultation Report (per page)3 $152.08
3022 Pain Management Administrative Fee $152.08
5559 Surgical Administrative Fee
(procedures valued $100 or more, but less than $300)
$152.08
5560 Surgical Administrative Fee
(procedures valued $300 or more)
$304.06
8114 Opioid Management Report (Initial) $93.19
8115 Opioid Management Report (Progress) $56.62
3010 Telephone Consultation (per 15 minutes) $75.56
0015 Provision of Chart Notes (up to first 5 pages) $17.13
0016 Provision of Chart Notes (per page, after 5 pages) $3.43
0017 Photocopying charge (per 15 minutes) $75.56
0018 In-Person consultation, when requested by the WCB $300.00

*2020 rates are effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Billing Note:

  1. If you submit a claim for a Doctors Progress Report (3025), you cannot also claim for an Administrative Fee for Follow-up Visits (5562)
  2. Where a physician is required to see a patient on more than one occasion as a result of a WCB claim but does not submit a Doctors Progress Report (or Opioid Management Report) for that visit, the physician is entitled to claim 5562.
  3. WCB pays per page or with prior approval from WCB, the physicians hourly rate.

Questions?

Braden Kalichuk
bkalichuk@doctorsmanitoba.ca
(204) 985-5848

Updated: April 3, 2020