Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 14050

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

14050

14050 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Group
T1 - Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
Subgroup
12 - Dermatology

UVA or UVB phototherapy administered in a whole body cabinet or hand and foot cabinet including associated consultations other than the initial consultation, if treatment is initiated and supervised by a specialist in the specialty of dermatology

Applicable not more than 150 times in a 12 month period

Fee: $55.80 Benefit: 75% = $41.85 85% = $47.45

(See para TN.1.14 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.1.14

PUVA or UVB Therapy - (Item 14050)

A component for any necessary subsequent consultation has been included in the Schedule fee for this item.  However, the initial consultation preceding commencement of a course of therapy would attract benefits.

Phototherapy should only be used when:

  • Topical therapy has failed or is inappropriate.
  • The severity of the condition as assessed by specialist opinion (including symptoms, extent of involvement and quality of life impairment) warrants its use.

Narrow band UVB should be the preferred option for phototherapy unless there is documented evidence of superior efficacy of UVA phototherapy for the condition being treated.

Phototherapy treatment for psoriasis and palmoplantar pustulosis should consider the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence’s Guidelines at https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/psoriasis

Involvement by a specialist in the specialty of dermatology at a minimum should include a letter stating the diagnosis, need for phototherapy, estimated time of treatment and review date.

 

Related Items: 14050


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