Ama Policy

Payment for Ethics Consultations H-385.956

Fee Schedules
The policy of the AMA is that physician provision of clinical ethics consultations for the guidance of individual patients or physicians, apart from and beyond their duties as members of hospital ethics committees, is an appropriately compensable medical service. Payment for these services should be made when they are reported with the appropriate existing CPT consultation codes (and prolonged physician service codes, if appropriate). The AMA recognizes that this does not address any aspect of payment for ethics consultations by non-physicians.

Policy Timeline 

CMS Rep. 16 -I-94 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 5, A-04 Reaffirmed: CMS Rep. 1, A-14