This service is a consultation rendered by a GP/FP physician who provides all the elements of a consultation and spends a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of direct contact with the patient exclusive of time spent rendering any other separately billable intervention to the patient.
For A911 and A912, 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.
No other consultation, assessment, visit or counselling service is eligible for payment when rendered the same day as one of A911 or A912 to the same patient by the same physician.
The calculation of the 50 minute and 75 minute minimum for special and comprehensive consultations respectively excludes time devoted to any other service or procedure for which an amount is payable in addition to the consultation.
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code: