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ACDF 2 Level Cost for uninsured - JUST FYI

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Old 10-23-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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ACDF 2 Level Cost for uninsured - JUST FYI

I was able to determine the cost of the Physcian (Neurosurgeon) to perform a 2 level ACDF. Keep in mind this will vary by Physician and the part of the country. This is the "maximum allowable charge" as of Purdue University Benefits Department CPT code postings July 27, 2005. I interprete this to be the most the University Insurance Plan will pay for these proceedures not what the Doctor may bill.

63075 2433.15 Neck spine disk surgery
63076 475.74 Neck spine disk surgery
22554 2381.42 Neck spine fusion
22845 1404.15 Insert spine fixation device
22851 778.28 Apply spine prosth device
22585 645.43 Additional spinal fusion
20931 213.25 Spinal bone allograft
69990 405.61 Microsurgery add-on
76005 149.78 Fluoroguide for spine inject

Total Cost of Physician Services = $8,887

Can anyone help me figure out the Hospital Costs? I have been told you check in to the Hospital in the morning, have the surgery - stay one night and check out the next day. Round trip about 24 hours. This is due to the plating I assume and you do not need a hard collar. I know a person that just had this from the same doctor and she is doing fine up and about just 1 week later.

If you can help figure the costs and/or supply CPT codes I would appreciate it. I was told by the Doctors Assistant that it's somewhere between $20 and 30,000.

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