Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 32511

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

32511

32511 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1994
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2002
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2020

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
3 - Vascular
Subheading
1 - Varicose Veins

VARICOSE VEINS, complete dissection at the sapheno-femoral AND sapheno-popliteal junction - 1 leg - with or without either ligation or stripping, or both, of the long or short saphenous veins, for the first time on the same leg, including excision or injection of either tributaries or incompetent perforating veins, or both

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $818.10 Benefit: 75% = $613.60

(See para TN.8.32 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.32

Varicose veins (Items 32500 to 32517) and Peripheral Arterial or Venous Embolisation (Item 35321)

Under the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations, items 32500 to 32517 and 35321 do not apply to services mentioned in those items if the services are delivered by:

  1. endovenous laser treatment (ELT); or
  2. radiofrequency diathermy; or
  3. radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins.

It is recommended that a practitioner who intends to bill ELT, radiofrequency diathermy or radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins on the same occasion as providing items 32500 to 32517 or 35321 contact the Department of Human Services’ provider information line on 132 150 to confirm requirements for correct itemisation of services on a single invoice.

The Department of Health monitors billing practices associated with MBS items. Services for ELT, radiofrequency diathermy or radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins provided on the same occasion as items 32500 to 32517 or 35321 must be itemised separately on the invoice, showing the full fees for each service separately to the fees billed against these MBS items.

Related Items: 32500 32504 32507 32508 32511 32514 32517 35321


Legend

  • Assist - Addition/Deletion of (Assist.)
  • 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