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    Health Service Code 03.05JQ

    Family conference with relative(s) via telephone in connection with the management of a patient with a psychiatric disorder

    NOTE:
    1. This service is to be claimed using the Personal Health Number of the patient.
    2. May be claimed in situations where:
      1. the patient's family is to be notified of a mental health crisis.
      2. location or mobility factors of family members at the time of the call preclude in person meetings.
      3. timely communication with family members is essential to patient care and/or management.
      4. communication about a patient's condition is required to gather collateral information that is relative to the patient management and care activities.
    3. May not be claimed for:
      1. relaying results for lab or diagnostics.
      2. gathering information that is in relation to the development of a Community Treatment Order (CTO).
      3. arranging for follow-up care.
    4. Documentation of the communication and relationship of family member to the patient must be recorded in the patient record.
    5. May be claimed in addition to visits or other services provided on the same day, by the same physician.
    Category:V Visit
    Base rate:$51.71

    Fee modifiers:

    No modifiers.

    Governing Rules:

    No Governing Rules.