Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 131

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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

131

131 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
22-Dec-1987
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2019
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
A4 - Consultant Physician Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies

Professional attendance at a place other than consulting rooms or hospital, by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty (other than psychiatry) following referral of the patient to the consultant physician by a referring practitioner-each minor attendance after the first in a single course of treatment

Fee: $84.25 Benefit: 75% = $63.20 85% = $71.65

(See para AN.0.21 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $252.75


Associated Notes

Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.0.21

Minor Attendance by a Consultant Physician (Items 119, 120, 131)

A minor consultation is regarded as being a consultation in which the assessment of the patient does not require the physical examination of the patient and does not involve a substantial alteration to the patient's treatment. Examples of consultations which could be regarded as being 'minor consultations' are listed below (this is by no means an exhaustive list) :‑

-                  hospital visits where a physical examination does not result, or where only a limited examination is performed;

-                  hospital visits where a significant alteration to the therapy or overall management plan does not ensue;

-                  brief consultations or hospital visits not involving subsequent discussions regarding patient's progress with a specialist colleague or the referring practitioner.

Related Items: 119 120 131


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  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change