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.
Fluroscopic control of percutaneous spinal pain management procedures, per full 15 minute period, add
Injection of radio-opaque contrast agent, add-on to Tariff 5396*
- 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;
- 5396* may only be claimed in conjunction with Tariffs 5300, 5304, 5305, 5306, 5307, 5308, 5309, 5313 or 5321;
- A maximum of 60 minutes per patient per day can be claimed for 5396*;
- 5398* may only be claimed once per patient per day.
These tariffs will be listed in the Physician’s Manual in Section C under Diagnostic and Therapeutic Anesthetic Procedures and in Section Q under the heading Nerve Blocks.
Doctors Manitoba – Billing Example Suppose a physician performs a cervical epidural block, lasting 35 minutes with fluoroscopic control and contrast. In that case:
|Claim||5306 (80 Units)||$170.64|
|5396* x 2 (24.17 x 2)||$48.34|
|5398* x 2 (27.10 x 2)||$54.20|