Certification of death is payable to the physician who personally completes the death certificate on a patient who has been pronounced dead by another physician, medical resident or other authorized health professional. Claims submitted for this service must include the diagnostic code for the underlying cause of death as recorded on the death certificate. The service may include any counselling of relatives that is rendered at the same visit. Certification of death rendered in conjunction with A902 or A777/C777 is an insured service payable at nil.
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code: