Fee item 00083 - Crisis Intervention
Fee item 00083 only applies when the attending physician is called upon to provide continuous medical assistance at the exclusion of all other services in periods of personal or family crisis caused by rape, sudden bereavement, suicidal behaviour or acute psychosis. The following information will help you understand fee item 00083.
|Fee Item 00083 - Personal or family crisis intervention|
A 47 year old patient is seen in the office for grief counselling following sudden death of spouse from 10am to 11:10am. Bill as follows:
|Fee Item||Time||Note Record|
|00083 X 1||1000 - 1110||sudden death of spouse|
Counselling visit (e.g. 00120) is billed for the first half hour. The criteria are met for fee item 00083 (i.e. sudden bereavement and major portion of half hour spent excluding first half hour). Only one unit of fee item 00083 is payable, as the additional 10 minutes spent is not the major portion of a half hour.
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