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    Health Service Code 16.81A

    Spinal tap for diagnosis or imaging studies

    NOTE:
    1. May not be claimed in addition to HSC 50.98B or 50.99C.
    2. May be claimed in addition to a visit or consultation.
    Additional notes:
    • Listed under 16 - OPERATIONS ON SPINAL CORD AND SPINAL CANAL STRUCTURES:

      The listed benefits are payable irrespective of the number of vertebrae involved if one incision utilized, unless otherwise stated.

    Common terms:
    • spinal tap
    • lumbar puncture
    Category:M+ Designated Minor Procedure
    Base rate:$127.45

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    BMIBMIANTYesIncrease By25%
    BMIBMIPROYesIncrease By25%
    ROLEANESTYesReplace Base$18.39
    ANUANU1For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    ANUANU2 - 150For Each Call Increase By$18.39
    SURCEVYesIncrease By$48.70
    SURCNTAMYesIncrease By$116.83
    SURCNTPMYesIncrease By$116.83
    SURCWKYesIncrease By$48.70
    LVPLVP75YesReduce Base To75%

    Governing Rules: