Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 45019

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45019

45019 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1997
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
13 - Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
Subheading
1 - General

Full face chemical peel for severely sun‑damaged skin, if:

(a) the damage affects at least 75% of the facial skin surface area; and

(b) the damage involves photo-damage (dermatoheliosis); and

(c) the photo-damage involves:

(i) a solar keratosis load exceeding 30 individual lesions; or

(ii) solar lentigines; or

(iii) freckling, yellowing or leathering of the skin; or

(iv) solar kertoses which have proven refractory to, or recurred following, medical therapies; and

(d) at least medium depth peeling agents are used; and

(e) the chemical peel is performed in the operating theatre of a hospital by a medical practitioner recognised as a specialist in the specialty of dermatology or plastic surgery.

Applicable once only in any 12 month period

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $412.80 Benefit: 75% = $309.60


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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