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TRICARE Policy Manual 6010.60-M, April 1, 2015
Evaluation And Management
Chapter 2
Section 7.1
Physician Standby Charges
Issue Date:  February 14, 1984
Authority:  32 CFR 199.4(c)(2)
Copyright:  CPT only © 2006 American Medical Association (or such other date of publication of CPT). All Rights Reserved.
Revision:  
1.0  CPT PROCEDURE CODES
99026, 99027, 99360
2.0  DESCRIPTION
A physician standby charge is a charge made by an individual provider to cover the expenses involved in maintaining a ready or available status in the event the services the provider has to offer may be required.
3.0  POLICY
Separate reimbursement for physician’s standby charges may not be considered for coverage since no service is actually rendered during a standby situation. Standby services are considered part of the routine institutional services and, as such, should be included in the institutional charge.
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