Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49728

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49728

49728 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2006
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

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

Lengthening of Achilles’ tendon, by any method, with gastro-soleus lengthening for the correction of equinous deformity, including either or both of the following (if performed):

(a) synovial biopsy;

(b) synovectomy;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 49727 applies (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $587.60 Benefit: 75% = $440.70

(See para TN.8.204 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.204

Procedures for tendon transfer (Items 49724 and 49736)

  • An adjacent tendon transfer is defined as a side to side repair or transfer of an adjacent tendon to the tendon being reconstructed and covered under 49724.
  • When a tendon is harvested from a site separate to the reconstructed tendon or moved to the contralateral side of the foot then item 49736 can be combined.

Related Items: 49724 49727 49728 49736 49803 49806 49809 49812 49814


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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