Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 30306

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30306

30306 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
31-Oct-1992
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1992
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
1 - General

TOTAL HEMITHYROIDECTOMY

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $831.00 Benefit: 75% = $623.25

(See para TN.8.137, TN.8.138 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.137

Thyroidectomy and hemithyroidectomy procedures (items 30296, 30306, and 30310)

Total thyroidectomy or total hemithyroidectomy are the most appropriate procedures in the majority of circumstances when a thyroidectomy is required. The preferred procedure for thyrotoxicosis is total thyroidectomy (item 30296). Item 30310 is to be used only in uncommon circumstances where a subtotal or partial thyroidectomy is indicated and includes a subtotal lobectomy, nodulectomy, or isthmusectomy or equivalent partial thyroidectomy.

Related Items: 30296 30306 30310

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.138

Re-exploratory thyroid surgery (item 30297)

Item 30297 is for re-exploratory thyroid surgery where prior thyroid surgery and associated scar tissue increases the complexity of surgery. For completion hemithyroidectomy on the contralateral side to a previous hemithyroidectomy for thyroid cancer, item 30306 is the appropriate item.

Related Items: 30297 30306


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  • Amend - Amended Description
  • 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