A comprehensive geriatric consultation is a consultation performed by a physician with a certificate of special competence in Geriatrics on a patient: a. at least 65 years of age; or b. when the consultation is for the assessment of dementia; and where the physician spends at least 75 minutes with the patient exclusive of time spent rendering any other service to the patient.
A775 is eligible for payment when the consultation is for the assessment of dementia regardless of the patient's age.
The service is eligible for payment only if start and stop times of the service are recorded in the patient's permanent medical record.
1. The consultation must be scheduled at least one day before the service is rendered.
2. A comprehensive geriatric consultation is only eligible for payment if this service has not been rendered on the same patient by the same consultant within the previous 2 years.