Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 48257

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

48257

48257 - Additional Information

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

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
15 - Orthopaedic
Subheading
4 - Bone Grafts

Preparation and insertion of metallic, cortical or other graft substitute (allograft), where substitute is structural cortico-cancellous bone or structural bone (or both), including internal fixation (if performed) (H) 

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $414.75 Benefit: 75% = $311.10

(See para TN.8.177, TN.8.178 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.177

Procedure for bone graft (Items 48245 - 48257)

  • Bone grafts may be free, meaning the bone flap is not vascularised which would be considered a free flap or free tissue transfer (item 45562).
  • Bone harvested with a vascular pedicle would be referred to as a pedicled bone flap.

Related Items: 48245 48248 48251 48254 48257

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.178

Procedure for bone graft (Item 48257)

‘Other graft substitute’ does not include demineralised bone matrix or bone graft substitutes such as synthetic materials, ceramics (bone void fillers), collagen composites, composite cement materials, bone morphogenetic protein, or recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein.

Related Items: 48257


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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