Orthopaedic Spinal Consultations – Tariff 8440

Tariff 8440 the Orthopaedic Spinal Consultation for the physical examination of the spine and related structures. The tariff is listed in the Office, Home Visit portion of the visit pages for neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery.

The required elements inlcude:

  • A minimum of forty (40) minutes of physician time (time shall be documented in the patient’s record)
  • Consultation format
    • History
    • Physical Examination
    • Radiology
    • Conclusion
    • Plan

The full description of the service is included on the visit pages for neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery.  Physicians claiming this tariff must review and comply with the full description of the service.

Manitoba Health will pay for this tariff when claimed in office, a patient’s home or in the emergency room or out-patient department of a hospital. Manitoba Health will not pay for this service for registered in-patients.

Please ensure you and your billing staff are aware of this matter.

Questions?

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

 

Updated: December 2016