General Preamble Amendment for Podiatrists

Ashley Lane
Jul. 25, 2021
1-minute read

As of August 1st, 2021, the MSP Payment Schedule has expanded General Preamble D.2.1. If you work as a podiatrist, this information pertains to you. 

Podiatrists can now refer for orthopaedic consultations.

2. 2. 1. General

When a patient’s case is complex, obscure, or serious, a medical practitioner or health care practitioner* may request another medical practitioner’s opinion because of their professional knowledge and competency in the field. This request for opinion constitutes a consultation. 

*A health care practitioner refers to any one of the following:

  • chiropractor, for orthopaedic consultations; 
  • midwife, for obstetric or neonatal consultations; 
  • nurse practitioner; 
  • optometrist, for ophthalmology consultations; 
  • optometrist, for neurology consultations for suspected optic neuritis or amaurosis fugax or anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) or  stroke or diplopia; 
  • oral/dental surgeon, for diseases of mastication; 
  • registered nurse or registered psychiatric nurse, for addiction medicine or psychiatry consultations for substance use conditions; 
  • podiatrist, for orthopaedic consultations; 

If you work as a podiatrist, this will allow you to better serve your patients and provide them with the best care possible. If you have any questions about this amendment, please don’t hesitate to reach our team for support.

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