Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 16501

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

16501

16501 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2000
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2000
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T4 - Obstetrics

EXTERNAL CEPHALIC VERSION for breech presentation, after 36 weeks where no contraindication exists, in a Unit with facilities for Caesarean Section, including pre- and post version CTG, with or without tocolysis, not being a service to which items 55718 to 55728 and 55768 to 55774 apply - chargeable whether or not the version is successful and limited to a maximum of 2 ECV's per pregnancy

Fee: $146.25 Benefit: 75% = $109.70 85% = $124.35

(See para TN.4.3, TN.4.4 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $67.40


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.4.3

Antenatal Care - (Item 16500)

In addition to routine antenatal attendances covered by Item 16500 the following services, where rendered during the antenatal period, attract benefits:‑

(a) Items 16501, 16502, 16505, 16508, 16509 (but not normally before the 24th week of pregnancy), 16511, 16512, 16514, 16533, 16534 and 16600 to 16627.

(b) The initial consultation at which pregnancy is diagnosed.

(c) The first referred consultation by a specialist obstetrician when called in to advise on the pregnancy.

(d) All other services, excluding those in Category 1 and Group T4 of Category 3 not mentioned above.

(e) Treatment of an intercurrent condition not directly related to the pregnancy.

Item 16514 relates to antenatal cardiotocography in the management of high risk pregnancy.  Benefits for this service are not attracted when performed during the course of the labour and birth.

 

Related Items: 16500 16501 16502 16505 16508 16509 16511 16512 16514 16533 16534 16600 16603 16606 16609 16612 16615 16618 16621 16624 16627

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.4.4

External Cephalic Version for Breech Presentation - (Item 16501)

Contraindications for this item are as follows:

-                  antepartum haemorrhage (APH)

-                  multiple pregnancy,

-                  fetal anomaly,

-                  fetal growth restriction,

-                  caesarean section scar,

-                  uterine anomalies,

-                  obvious cephalopelvic disproportion,

-                  isoimmunization,

-                  premature rupture of the membranes.

 

Related Items: 16501


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