Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 31545

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

31545

31545 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2002
Description Start Date:
01-Jan-2014
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2012

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
1 - General

BREAST, BIOPSY OF SOLID TUMOUR OR TISSUE OF, using a bore-enbloc stereotactic biopsy, for histological examination, when conducted by a surgeon as determined by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; where imaging has demonstrated an impalpable lesion of less than 15mm in diameter, including initial guidewire localisation of lesion, by hookwire or similar device, using interventional imaging techniques and including imaging not being a service associated with a service to which item 31530, 31536 or 31548 applies

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $595.65 Benefit: 75% = $446.75 85% = $513.95

(See para TN.8.27 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.27

Diagnostic Biopsy of Breast using Advanced Breast Biopsy Instrumentation - (Items 31539 and 31545)

For the purposes of Items 31539 and 31545, surgeons performing this procedure should have evidence of appropriate training via a course approved by the Breast Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, have experience in the procedure, and the Department of Human Services notified of their eligibility to perform this procedure. 

The ABBI procedure is contraindicated and should not be performed on the following subset of patients:

-                  Patients with mass, asymmetry or clustered microcalcifications that cannot be targeted using digital imaging equipment;

-                  Patients unable to lie prone and still for 30 to 60 minutes;

-                  Breasts less than 20mm in thickness when compressed;

-                  Women on anticoagulants;

-                  Lesions that are too close to the chest wall to allow cannula access;

-                  Patients weighing more than 135kg;

-                  Women with prosthetic breast implants.

 

Related Items: 31539 31545


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