Tariff 8440 — Orthopaedic Spinal Consultation is recommended 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 include:

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

The full description of the service is on the visit pages for Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. Physicians claiming this tariff must review and comply with the full description of the service. 

Please ensure you and your billing staff are aware, Manitoba Health will pay for this tariff when claimed in the office, a patient’s home or in the emergency room or out-patient department of a hospital. Still, Manitoba Health will not pay for this service for registered in-patients, i.e., patients on a hospital ward.

Last updated
April 8, 2021