Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 41501

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

41501

41501 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2019
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2020
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2020

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
8 - Ear, Nose And Throat

Examination of glottal cycles and vibratory characteristics of the vocal folds by a specialist in the practice of the specialist’s specialty of otolaryngology using videostroboscopy, including capturing audio, video, frequency and intensity, for confirmation of diagnosis , or for confirmation of treatment effectiveness where there is failure to progress or respond as expected, for:

  1. dysphonia where non stroboscopic techniques of the visualising the larynx have failed to identify any frank abnormality of the vocal folds; or
  2. benign or malignant vocal fold lesions; or
  3. premalignant or malignant laryngeal lesions; or
  4. vocal fold motion impairment or glottal insufficiency; or
  5. evaluation of vocal fold function after treatment or phonosurgery

other than a service associated with a service to which item 41764 applies or with a services associated with the administration of a general anaesthetic

Multiple Operation Rule

Fee: $191.40 Benefit: 75% = $143.55 85% = $162.70

(See para TN.8.76 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.76

Larynx, Direct Examination - (Item 41501)

Benefit is not attracted under this item when an anaesthetist examines the larynx during the course of administration of a general anaesthetic.

 

Related Items: 41501


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