Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49709

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49709

49709 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
15 - Orthopaedic
Subheading
13 - Ankle

Stabilisation of ligament of ankle or subtalar joint (or both), including any of the following (if performed):

(a) capsulotomy;

(b) joint release;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) joint debridement;

—one ligament complex, each incision (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $734.65 Benefit: 75% = $551.00

(See para TN.8.195, TN.8.223 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.195

Procedure for ligamentous stabalisation (Item 49709)

  • The item is intended to be claimed once per ligament complex. In most cases, this will correspond to one incision.
  • Where multiple incisions are used to access the same ligament complex, this item should only be claimed once.

Related Items: 49709

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.223

Procedures for stabalisation (Items 49734, 48400, 48403, 49809 and 49812)

  • Items for stabilisation of a joint procedure are indicated for use when items 49734, 48400, 48403, 49809 or 49812 do not represent the complete procedure performed.
  • Not to be used on the same joint undergoing arthroscopy (49730 or 49732), bunion correction (49827, 49830, 49833, 49836, 49837 or 49838) or an arthrodesis procedure for stabilisation.

Related Items: 48400 48403 49706 49709 49734 49809 49812 49818 49827 49830 49833 49836 49837 49838 49845 49854


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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