Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 11506

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Category 2 - DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES AND INVESTIGATIONS

11506

11506 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Group
D1 - Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures And Investigations
Subgroup
4 - Respiratory

Measurement of spirometry, that:

(a) involves a permanently recorded tracing, performed before and after inhalation of a bronchodilator; and

(b) is performed to:

(i) confirm diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); or

(ii) assess acute exacerbations of asthma; or

(iii) monitor asthma and COPD; or

(iv) assess other causes of obstructive lung disease or the presence of restrictive lung disease;

each occasion at which recordings are made

Fee: $20.90 Benefit: 75% = $15.70 85% = $17.80

(See para DN.1.20 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 2 - DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES AND INVESTIGATIONS

DN.1.20

Spirometry (Items 11505, 11506 and 11512)

Spirometry services billed to the MBS should meet international quality standards (Eur Respir J 2005; 26: 319–338).

The National Asthma Council’s Australian Asthma Handbook (2016) and Lung Foundation Australia’s and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand’s COPD-X Plan (2016) advise that properly performed spirometry is required to confirm airflow limitation and the diagnosis of asthma and/or COPD. Reversibility testing is the standard required for asthma diagnosis. The diagnosis of COPD is confirmed with post bronchodilator spirometry. Item 11505 should not be repeated when diagnosis has been previously confirmed by properly performed spirometry. To meet quality requirements patients must have three acceptable tests for each testing period (pre/post bronchodilator), and meet repeatability criteria with the best effort recorded. Spirometry should be performed by a person who has undergone training and is qualified to perform it to recommended standards (see Spirometry Handbook, National Asthma Council of Australia (https://www.nationalasthma.org.au/living-with-asthma/resources/health-professionals/information-paper/spirometry-handbook ) and ATS/ERS Standardisation of spirometry paper (http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/erj/26/2/319.full.pdf).

Related Items: 11505 11506 11512


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