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    Health Service Code 03.05V

    Formal, scheduled, professional interview relating to the care and treatment of a patient with chronic pain with other physicians, and/or direct therapeutic supervision of allied health professionals or community agencies, on behalf of a specific patient, per 15 minutes

    NOTE:
    1. This service is to be claimed by the physician most responsible for the patient where the physician spends a minimum of 30 minutes with medical and/or para-medical personnel regarding the management of chronic pain.
    2. In those situations where the physician is not part of a comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary chronic pain program, the patient must have been initially assessed at an interdisciplinary chronic pain program, the name of which must be identified in the patient's chart when the patient is referred back to the home community for ongoing treatment.
    Category:V Visit
    Base rate:$41.99

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    CALLM151 - 99For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    TELETELESYesIncrease Base To120%

    Governing Rules:

    • 4.2.5

      Chronic Pain: Defined as pain which persists past the normal time of healing, is associated with protracted illness or is a severe symptom of a recurring condition. Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Program: Defined as a comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary program for persons complaining of chronic

      pain. The interdisciplinary team consists of a medical director; other team members will include psychologist(s) and/or psychiatrist(s), physiotherapist(s) and/or occupational therapist(s) and may include anesthetist(s) and other professional personnel. Treatment is delivered by a coordinated team within the same site by an interdisciplinary chronic pain program.