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    Health Service Code 13.99JA

    Management of complex labour, per 15 minutes

    1. Time may be determined on a cumulative basis.
    2. May be claimed for complex or non-progressive labour where the physician is actively managing a higher risk labour (defined as prolonged labour exceeding 12 hours during the first stage of labour or 1 hour during the second stage of labour, non-progressive labour, non-reassuring fetal/maternal status, multiple gestation, pregnancy induced hypertension, HELLP, insulin dependent diabetes, antepartum hemorrhage, prelabour ruptured membranes, non-reassuring fetal heart tracing, multiple pregnancy and preterm labour, seizure disorder, unstable patient).
    3. May only be claimed when the physician is on-site and immediately available or when called to monitor or reassess the patient with complex or non-progressing labour.
    4. Only HSC 13.99JA or the services relating to labour provided may be claimed, but not both. Concurrent billing for overlapping time for separate patient encounters/services may not be claimed.
    5. May be claimed in addition to HSCs 86.9 B, 86.9 D or 87.98A.
    6. May not be claimed in addition to HSCs 87.98B or 87.98C.
    7. A maximum of twelve 15 minute units may be claimed per patient per pregnancy.
    Category:V Visit
    Base rate:$52.45

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    CALLM151 - 12For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    SURCEVYesIncrease By$48.70
    SURCNTAMYesIncrease By$116.83
    SURCNTPMYesIncrease By$116.83
    SURCWKYesIncrease By$48.70

    Governing Rules:

    • 2.3.2

      Cumulative time is calculated by adding the total time spent delivering patient care as identified in the description of the HSC, over the course of the day (GR 1.19) and dividing the total time by the time units specified in the HSC to determine the appropriate number of calls. When the remainder of the time calculation equals less than half of one call, an additional call may not be claimed. Separate encounters may only be claimed when a special call for attendance has been made on the patient's behalf.

    • 15.9

      The unscheduled service benefit (modifier SURC) may be claimed for the services outlined in GRs 15.9.1 through 15.9.3.

    • 15.9.1

      selected "V" category code services:

      1. consultations, including telehealth (except those provided using store and forward videotechnology);
      2. intensive care unit visits (HSC 03.05A);
      3. psychiatric mental status determination requiring complete mental health status examination and investigation (HSC 08.11A);
      4. for complex patient, requiring complete mental status examination and investigation (HSC 08.11C);
      5. certification under the Mental Health Act (HSC 08.12A);
      6. trauma assessment, multiple trauma, severely injured patient (HSC 13.99GA);
      7. hyperbaric oxygen therapy detention time (HSC 13.99I);
      8. medical emergency detention (HSC 13.99J);
      9. management of complex labor, per 15 minutes (HSC 13.99JA);
      10. donor maintenance prior to cadaveric harvesting of organs (HSC 13.99L);
      11. examination and crisis counseling for sexual/physical abuse (HSC 13.99V);
      12. attendance at delivery (HSC 87.98E).