Psychiatry A795 - Geriatric psychiatric consultation

General Info

Billing Amount: $300.70

Description

Geriatric psychiatric consultation is payable to a psychiatrist for a patient aged 75 years or older and must include all the elements of A195 and a minimum of 75 minutes of direct contact with the patient exclusive of discussion with caregivers or any separately payable services. The consultation must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours prior to the visit. The start and stop time must be recorded in the patient’s permanent medical record. Maximum one per patient per physician every 5 years. Geriatric psychiatric consultations that do not conform with the above or are delegated in a clinic teaching unit to an intern, resident or fellow are payable as a lesser consultation or visit.

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