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    Health Service Code 03.05X

    Formal, scheduled, professional interview with relative(s) relating to the care and treatment of a patient with chronic pain on behalf of a specific patient, full 15 minutes or major portion thereof for the first call when only one call is claimed

    1. This service is to be claimed in the name of the patient.
    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:$52.98

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    CALLM151 - 12For 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.