Rheumatology A590 - Comprehensive rheumatology consultation

General Info

Billing Amount: $300.70


This service is a consultation rendered by a specialist in rheumatology 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.


For A590, 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.

1. A590 must satisfy all the elements of a consultation (see page GP12).
2. The calculation of the 75 minute minimum time for comprehensive rheumatology consultations excludes time devoted to any other service or procedure for which an amount is payable in addition to the consultation.

Pre-Amble References:

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

  • See General Preamble GP12

Related Specialties

Rheumatology Billing codes