Community medicine A400 - Comprehensive community medicine consultation

General Info

Billing Amount: $240.55

Description

This service is a consultation rendered by a specialist in community medicine who provides all the appropriate elements of a consultation and spends a minimum of seventy-five (75) minutes of direct contact with the patient exclusive of time spent rendering any other separately billable intervention to the patient.

Notes:

For A050 and A400, the start and stop times must be recorded in the patient’s permanent medical record or the amount payable for the service will be adjusted to a lesser paying fee.

The calculation of the 50 and 75 minute minimum time for special and comprehensive community medicine consultations respectively excludes time devoted to any other service or procedure for which an amount is payable in addition to the consultation.

A050 and A400 must satisfy all the elements of a consultation (see General Preamble GP12)

Pre-Amble References:

Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:

  • See General Preamble GP12