Telephone calls from Pharmacists – Tariff 8005

Tariff 8005 reads as follows:

Telephone/Facsimile/Email Communications initiated by pharmacists

This tariff may be claimed for the following categories of telephone, facsimile and email communications

  1. Communications initiated by pharmacists where the communication is regarding the renewal of a patient’s prescription(s).
    i) This service is not to be used as a routine practice or to authorize repeat prescriptions for which long-term repeats would more properly have been authorized at the time of writing the initial prescription.
    ii) No claim may be made for the same day the physician provides other medical services to the patient.
    iii) No claim may be made where the primary purpose of the communication is to clarify, decipher or interpret the physician’s handwriting and/or written instructions.
    iv) A maximum of one (1) communication per patient per day may be claimed, regardless of the number of prescription renewals discussed with the pharmacist.
    v) Claims must include the words – prescription renewal.
  2. A maximum of one (1) communication per patient per day may be claimed, regardless of the number of prescription renewals discussed with the pharmacist.
    i) Claims for more than one communication per patient per day should be submitted on a single claim.
Questions?

Roger Jamieson
rjamieson@docsmb.org
(204) 985-5849

 

Updated: December 2016