G265 and G292, are insured services payable at nil unless an
amount is payable for G264 or G291 rendered to the same patient the
When an amount is payable for G264, the amount payable for
G291 rendered to the same patient on the same day is nil.
When an amount is payable for G265, the amount payable for
G292 rendered to the same patient on the same day is nil.
For the purpose of G291, 'independent expert' in respect of a
patient is a physician who:
has special knowledge and expertise in
multidisciplinary management of chronic non-malignant pain;
did not refer the patient for treatment;
is not actively involved in management of the
receives no direct or indirect financial benefit
form nerve block services being rendered to the patient.
[Commentary - See Appendix B
regarding conflict of interest.]