Resident-provided services

Physicians may not claim for resident-provided services unless they directly supervise the service.

This is stated in Governing Rule 2.7.5 below, as well as MED Bulletin 97.
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2.7.5. Claims may be submitted by a physician who is present and supervising a resident or intern during the provision of a service.

Telephone advice codes may not be claimed for speaking to the resident or intern. Phone calls may only be claimed when both parties are licensed practicing physicians and in some cases licensed health care providers.

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