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A933, C933 On-call Admission General Assessment $75.00

These new fee codes are payable under specified circumstances, for non-elective inpatient admissions, provided through an emergency department or on transfer from another hospital or long-term care facility, by a family or general practitioner who participates in the hospital's on-call roster. The physician must be the most responsible physician with respect to subsequent in-patient care following the admission. The fees are payable for the first admission per patient, per 30-day period. Additional on-call admission general assessments for the same patient, by the same or different physician, per 30-day period, are payable as a general re-assessment.

Assessment codes paid at rates comparable to General Assessments and Intermediate Assessments

The payment amounts for the following fee codes will be increased to $52.50 to be consistent with the fee for a Family Practice & Practice-in-General General Assessment, A003.

A/C/W903 Pre-dental/pre-operative general assessment
C003 General assessment of non-emergency hospital in-patient
W102 Family Practice admission assessment - Long Term Institutional Care
W109 Family Practice annual physical examination - Long Term Institutional Care
K269 Pediatrics annual health examination - Adolescent
H262 Pediatrics low birthweight baby care - Initial visit
W562 Pediatrics admission assessment - Long Term Institutional Care
W272 Geriatrics admission assessment - Long Term Institutional Care
W279 Geriatrics annual physical examination - Long Term Institutional Care
W232 Internal Medicine admission assessment - Long Term Institutional Care
W239 Internal Medicine annual physical examination - Long Term Institutional Care
W419 Physical Medicine annual physical examination - Long Term Institutional Care
W512 Physical Medicine admission assessment - Long Term Institutional Care

The payment amounts for the following fee codes will be increased to $26.50 to be consistent with the fee for a Family Practice & Practice-in-General Intermediate Assessment, A007.

A/C/W777 Intermediate assessment - pronouncement of death
K033 Individual counseling
K041 Group counseling

The payment amount for the following fee code will be increased to $27.00 to maintain relativity with the fee for a Family Practice & Practice-in-General Intermediate Assessment, A007.

A888 Partial assessment at an emergency department equivalent

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