Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 45021

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45021

45021 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-1999
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2012

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

ABRASIVE THERAPY for severely disfiguring scarring resulting from trauma, burns or acne - limited to 1 aesthetic area

Multiple Services Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $177.35 Benefit: 75% = $133.05 85% = $150.75

(See para TN.8.91 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.91

Abrasive Therapy/Resurfacing - (Items 45021 to 45026)

For the purposes of the above items, one aesthetic area is any of the following of the whole face (considered to be divided into six segments):- forehead; right cheek; left cheek; nose; upper lip; and chin.

Items 45021 and 45024 cover abrasive therapy only. For the purposes of these items, abrasive therapy requires the removal of the epidermis and into the deeper papillary dermis. Services performed using a laser are not eligible for benefits under these items.

Items 45025 and 45026 do not cover the use of fractional (Fraxel®) laser therapy.

Related Items: 45021 45024 45025 45026


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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