Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 45641

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45641

45641 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2018

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
13 - Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
Subheading
4 - Other Grafts And Miscellaneous Procedures

Rhinoplasty, total, including correction of all bony and cartilaginous elements of the external nose, with or without autogenous cartilage or bone graft from a local site (nasal), if:

(a) the indication for surgery is:

(i) airway obstruction and the patient has a self‑reported NOSE Scale score of greater than 45; or

(ii) significant acquired, congenital or developmental deformity; and

(b) photographic and/or NOSE Scale evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $1,066.00 Benefit: 75% = $799.50

(See para TN.8.104 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.104

Rhinoplasty - (Items 45632 to 45644, and 45650)

Benefits are payable for septoplasty (item 41671) where performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty. 

 

A Medicare benefit for items 45632 – 45644 and 45650 is payable where the indication for surgery is for:

(i) airway obstruction and the patient has a self-reported NOSE Scale score of greater than 45; or

(ii) significant acquired, congenital or developmental deformity.

 

The NOSE Scale refers to the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale, developed by Stewart et al, as published in the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 130: 2.

 

The NOSE Scale can be accessed here: https://www.entnet.org//content/facial-plasticsrhinology-outcome-tool-nose-scale

 

Full clinical details must be documented in patient notes, including pre-operative photographic and / or NOSE Scale evidence demonstrating the clinical need for the service as this may be subject to audit.

 

Related Items: 41671 45632 45635 45641 45644 45650


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  • 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