The Better Billing Newsletter – January (Alberta) Issue: Utilize 03.05JR

The Dr. Bill Team
Jan. 21, 2019
6-minute read

In case you missed it, here’s the January issue (08/01/19) of the Better Billing Newsletter, a bi-monthly bulletin where you’ll find billing tips, tutorials, new feature releases, and important updates. Short and sweet, so you can bill better and stay up-to date; all while having your morning coffee.

Below are a couple of items you might find interesting this month. Happy Billing!

Billing Tip: Utilize 03.05JR

When going through claims our billing agents noticed that many doctors are not using this code at all, even though it can add up quickly and can be quite lucrative. If you don’t recognize it, 03.05JR is used for any phone call that’s made to a patient (not including voicemails).

As of November 1st, this code pays $20 and can be used up to 14 times per week. It can also be claimed in addition to others visits or other services that you’ve provided that patient with on the same day.

You can find 03.05JR and all other Fee Code Changes  here.


How to Navigate your Claims on the Web App

Even though it’s a new year, many of you might be seeing repeated patients so don’t forget you can easily  Duplicate Past Claims with the same billing code & ICD9 for today’s Date of Service.

Keep Learning

Suggested Learning for CME Accreditation: 

  1. Help develop core skills to prevent opioid overdose and address Opioid Use Disorder in your practice with this free and certified online learning program. This program was built in association with experts from the six medical schools of Ontario.  Click here to enrol.

2. Trouble Keeping up with New Research? Watch the playback of Dr. Michael Allan’s one-hour webinar. (Certified by the CFPC for one Mainpro+ credit – On the playback the webinar starts at 15:47).

3. Subclinical hypothyroidism: a brief review and suggested treatment approach


Medical podcasts are a great way to stay in-the-loop as they can help strengthen your knowledge or give you new insight. Here’s this month’s suggestions:


Clinical Correlations, is a community of educators and students interested in fostering the flame of curiosity and inspiration, reminding people of how fascinating clinical medicine can be.

Essential EVIDENCE Plus – Poem of the Week

Listen online to this 5 minute episode as Dr. Ebell and Dr. Wilkes discuss how Aspirin alone may be sufficient protection from postop VTE.

News Around the Nation …

Why isn’t there a single medical licence for all doctors in Canada?

The common pill that’s killing in the shadow of the opioid crisis

Canada having ‘substantial’ flu season so far, off to faster start than last year’s

Looking for more tutorials, tips and suggestions? Let us know what you’d like to see in the next Better Billing Newsletter.


This article offers general information only and is not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. While information presented is believed to be factual and current, its accuracy is not guaranteed and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the author(s) as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by RBC Ventures Inc. or its affiliates.

I had nearly 50% of my submissions rejected, but Dr. Bill conveniently followed up on them for me. It’s the most user-friendly service I have come across.
Read more

When it comes to medical billing expertise, the team at Dr.Bill is up to date, on your side and eager to share. Whether reporting on time saving billing tips or ways to increase your earnings, they’ll keep you connected and in the know.

More from this author

Get the latest industry updates, billing tips and more direct to your inbox.