Placement of Cervical Collar after Cervical Spine Surgery

Placement of Cervical Collar after Cervical Spine Surgery

February 20, 2020

Question:
A couple of doctors asked me if they can bill for the cervical collar at the end of surgery. I thought that was bundled into the surgery and we could not bill for that, but wanted to double check.

Answer:
No, placement of a cast, brace and/or dressing at the end of a surgical procedure is included in the global surgical package and not separately reported.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 2/20/20.

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