Back, neck and spine

What is 'Back, neck and spine'?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the back, neck and spinal column, including spinal fusion. For example: sciatica, prolapsed or herniated disc, and spine curvature disorders such as scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.

  • Joint replacements are listed separately under Joint replacements.
  • Joint fusions are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
  • Spinal cord conditions are listed separately under Brain and nervous system.
  • Management of back pain is listed separately under Pain management. Pain management that requires a device is listed separately under Pain management with device.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes back, neck and spine, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the back, neck and spine category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Back, neck and spine' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that:

(a) the MBS item number forms part of a hospital inpatient admission;

(b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product which includes the clinical category that the MBS item relates to;

(c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods; and

(d) the Membership is financial at the date of service. To search for more information on a  particular MBS item number, simply copy and paste the MBS item number into the Private Health website which will advise the clinical category of the MBS item number.