Fluoroscopy and Contrast Agents

The following tariffs can be claimed for fluoroscopic control of spinal pain management procedures and for the injection of a contrast agent during the procedure.

5396* Fluoroscopic control of percutaneous spinal pain mangement procedures, per full fifteen (15) minute period, add………. $24.17
5398* Injection of radio-opaque contraste agent, add-on to tariff 5396*…….. $24.17

Notes:

  1. 5396* and 5398* are limited to anesthetists, specialists in physical medicine and other qualified physicians who have training in fluoroscopic control of percutaneous spinal pain management procedures;
  2. 5396* may only be claimed in conjunction with tariffs 5300, 5304, 5305, 5306, 5307, 5308, 5309, 5313 or 5321;
  3. A maximum of sixty minutes (60) per patient per day can be claimed for 5396*;
  4. 5398* may only be claimed once per patient per day.

These tariffs will be listed in the Physician’s Manual in Section C under Diagnoztic and Therapeutic Anesthetic Procedures and in Section Q under the heading Nerve Blocks.

Doctors Manitoba – Billing Example

A physician performs a cervical epidural block, lasting 35 minutes with fluoroscopic control and contrast.

Claim 5306(80 Units) $169.60
5396* X 2 (24.17 x 2) $48.34
5398* X 2 (27.10 x 2) $54.20
Total   $272.14
Questions

Ian Foster
ifoster@doctorsmanitoba.ca
(204) 985-5854

 

Updated: April 2018