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    Health Service Code 13.99L

    Donor maintenance, prior to cadaveric harvesting of organs, per 15 minutes

    NOTE:
    1. To be claimed using the Personal Health Number of the donor.
    2. Payable for direct attendance by the physician.
    3. Total time to be determined on a cumulative basis.
    Category:V Visit
    Base rate:$56.74

    AMA billing tips:

    • For donor harvesting claims following the date of death:

      1. Submit the claim using the date of death as the PHN becomes invalid following the date of death.
      2. Add text to the claim that states the date that the harvesting occurred.

    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.

    • 6.7.2

      When more than one procedure with a "V" category is provided at the same encounter only the greater benefit may be claimed.

    • 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).