ICBC is making the way you invoice for treatment and submit reports and requests simpler and more straightforward.
The following health care providers can submit invoices and reports through the Health Care Provider Invoicing and Reporting (HCPIR) application or Health Care Provider Portal:
ICBC provides two online options to directly submit invoices, related expenses and documentation. Vendors with a vendor number may access both options:
Health Care Provider Portal
To log in, you'll need:
The Health Care Provider Portal will help you submit invoices quicker, and you'll have the ability to:
Auto-populate customer information (e.g., customer name, PHN)
View the status of invoice submissions
View the status of your payments from ICBC
If you do not have a PIN and would like one, please contact the HCIU to have a PIN provisioned to you.
To log in, you'll need:
Vendors with a vendor number may still choose to submit documentation through the HCPIR application. However, this option does not include the same features as the Health Care Provider Portal.
Note: Entering your patient's PHN is optional; however, doing so will improve the timeliness of your payment by matching the submission to the correct patient in ICBC's claim system.
To improve payment timelines, ensure you are entering the patient's legal first name, legal last name and date of birth as displayed on their BC driver's licence or BC Services Card.
Device and browser support
Please ensure you are using a mobile device or personal computer with a minimum screen width of 768px.
The following web browsers are supported by the Health Care Provider Portal and HCPIR application:
- Chrome (version 69 or newer)
- Chrome, for Android
- Edge (version 40 or newer)
- Safari (version 11 or newer), for Mac OS
- Safari, for iOS
- Internet Explorer (version 11)
- Firefox (version 61 or newer)
Can’t log in? Check your anti-virus software
Vendors with Kaspersky anti-virus software installed may have issues loading the portal or the HCPIR application. Find out
how to resolve this issue.
If you've received a request for reports or clinical records from ICBC, you can upload and submit your records using the Health Care Provider Portal or HCPIR application.
To find the appropriate report template, check your
applicable health care provider page.
Note: It is important to discuss with your patient the purpose of the reports and request their consent to share the report with ICBC, consistent with your information sharing guidelines. Where patient consent has not been granted, ICBC will send the Health Care Provider Report request letter (CL491) to the health care provider outlining applicable legislation that permits ICBC to obtain the report. For more information, review our patient consent considerations for
physicians or health care providers.
Support on fillable PDFs
Please note that a personal computer (laptop, notebook, desktop, etc.) is required to use the fillable PDF report templates. Mobile devices, including devices using iPad OS and iOS, are not supported.
To fill in and save a PDF:
- Right-click the link, select “Save link as…" from the menu, and save the PDF to your computer.
- Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
- Fill in the form, and review the information you've entered.
- If applicable, click the “Lock" button at the top of the form. This will set the form to a “read only" state. This action cannot be undone, so ensure you've carefully reviewed the information you entered before locking the PDF.
- Save the PDF document.
Initial assessment report
An initial assessment report details the assessment of the patient's injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident and the recommended course of treatment. ICBC has combined the fee for assessment visits and reports for convenience. An initial assessment report is submitted to ICBC once a health care provider has formulated an assessment of their patients' injuries and should be completed in a timely manner.
For crashes that occurred before May 1, there will be no change in the initial report process.
Effective for crashes that occur on or after May 1, 2021, initial reports for physiotherapists, kinesiologists and chiropractors have been discontinued. There will be no anticipated change for physicians, counsellors, psychologists, and occupational therapists.
If a report is needed by ICBC to make a benefit approval decision, an ICBC claim representative will contact the health care provider directly to request a Progress Report.
Previously referred to as reassessment reports, a progress report is completed upon request by ICBC. It is intended to establish whether a patient's rehabilitation and recovery is on track with their recommended course of treatment, and to identify when a patient is not recovering as expected or additional barriers to recovery have been identified.
Manual billing and document submission
Health care providers may opt out of using the HCPIR or Health Care Provider Portal, or may need to invoice for ICBC claim representative approved treatments that cannot be submitted through these channels. A vendor number is required to submit invoices and reports.
Invoices and reports can be submitted following the guidelines below. If your invoice format does not adhere to our guidelines, complete our Health service provider invoice.
These guidelines apply to all claims (double-alpha and single-alpha claim numbers).
Treatment verification survey
To help keep insurance rates as affordable as possible, ICBC conducts voluntary customer surveys so we can verify that customers' health care treatments have been billed correctly to ICBC. These surveys are a standard business practice and aren't intended to imply any wrongdoing by anyone.