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BC Physicians - Medically Assisted in Dying (MAiD)

Billing for medical assistance in dying claims using Dr. Bill

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Written by Tessa Brown
Updated over a week ago

Effective June 1, 2017, MSP has established new fee codes for MAiD services. 

These new fees can now be found on Dr. Bill's MSP Billing Code Database.

The new fees are outlined as follows: 

13501:  MAiD Assessment Fee – Assessor Prescriber
Includes all requirements of a MAiD assessment, including review of medical records, patient encounter and completion of the MAiD Assessment Record (Prescriber). The assessment may be provided either in-person or by video conference
– per 15 minutes or greater portion thereof.....................................................................$42.65
Notes:
i) Maximum payable is 135 minutes (9 units).
ii) Start and end time for the assessment must be entered in both the billing claim and patient’s chart.
iii) Additionally, start and end time for the patient encounter must be entered in the patient’s chart.
iv) Only one service for 13501 or 13502 may be performed by videoconference.

13502 MAiD Assessment Fee – Assessor
Includes all requirements of a MAiD assessment, including review of medical records, patient encounter and completion of the MAiD Assessment Record (Assessor). The assessment may be provided either in-person or by video conference – per 15 minutes or greater portion thereof....................................................................$42.65
Notes:
i) Maximum payable is 105 minutes (7 units).
ii) Start and end time for the assessment must be entered in both the billing claim and patient’s chart.
iii) Additionally, start and end time for the patient encounter must be entered in the patient’s chart.
iv) Not payable with 13501 by the same physician.
v) Only one service for 13501 or 13502 may be performed by video conference.

13503 Physician witness to video conference MAiD Assessment – Patient Encounter
Physician must be in personal attendance with the patient for the duration of the patient encounter with the Assessor or Assessor Prescriber. Billable only for time spent witnessing the patient – Assessor encounter.
Includes completion of any required documentation – per 15 minutes or greater portion thereof ..........................................................................................$42.65
Notes:

i) Maximum payable is 105 minutes (7 units).
ii) Start and end time for the witnessed encounter must be entered in both the billing claim and patient’s chart.
iii) Not payable with 13501 or 13502 by the same physician.

13504 MAiD Event Preparation and Procedure
Notes:
i) Payable only to Assessor Prescriber.
ii) Includes all necessary elements: pharmacy visits, establishment of IV, injection of meds, pronouncement of death.
iii) A same day visit fee is payable in full in addition under fee item 00103 (home) or out of office visit (all other locations)....................................................$280.00

13505 MAiD Medication Pick-up and Return
Notes:
i) Paid only in addition to 13504.
ii) Payable only when MAiD procedure takes place in a location where there is no on-site pharmacy.
iii) Not payable when time for medication pick-up and return has been compensated under a different payment modality.....................................................$125.00

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