Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 37623

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

37623

37623 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2017
Description Updated:
01-May-2002
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2019

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
5 - Urological
Subheading
6 - Operations On Testes, Vasa Or Seminal Vesicles

VASOTOMY OR VASECTOMY, unilateral or bilateral


NOTE:  Strict legal requirements apply in relation to sterilisation procedures on minors.  Medicare benefits are not payable for services not rendered in accordance with relevant Commonwealth and State and Territory law.  Observe the explanatory note before submitting a claim.

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $233.55 Benefit: 75% = $175.20 85% = $198.55

(See para TN.8.46 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.46

Sterilisation of Minors - Legal Requirements - (Items 35657, 35687, 35688, 35691, 37622 and 37623)

(i)               It is unlawful throughout Australia to conduct a sterilisation procedure on a minor which is not a by-product of surgery appropriately carried out to treat malfunction or disease (eg malignancies of the reproductive tract) unless legal authorisation has been obtained.

(ii)              Practitioners are liable to be subject to criminal and civil action if such a sterilisation procedure is performed on a minor (a person under 18 years of age) which is not authorised by the Family Court of Australia or another court or tribunal with jurisdiction to give such authorisation.

(iii)             Parents/guardians have no legal authority to consent on behalf of minors to such sterilisation procedures.  Medicare Benefits are only payable for sterilisation procedures that are clinically relevant professional services as defined in Section 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Related Items: 35657 35688 35691 37623


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  • 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