This procedure fee is intended to cover all aspects of the patient’s cardiological care during the performance of the TEE. A consultation may not be billed in addition, except in situations where specifically requested and the physician fulfills all Preamble criteria for billing a consultation.
Trans-thoracic echocardiography may only be billed in addition where medically indicated. Written explanation is required.
Real-time ultrasound fees may only be claimed for studies performed when a physician is on site in the laboratory for the purpose of diagnostic ultrasound supervision.