Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49815

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49815

49815 - 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
14 - Foot

Triple arthrodesis of hindfoot joints, with internal or external fixation by any method, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) capsulotomy;

(b) joint release;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) removal of osteophytes at joints

(H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $1,426.85 Benefit: 75% = $1,070.15

(See para TN.8.200 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.200

Procedure for arthrodesis

  • An arthrodesis consists of joint preparation, removal of surrounding osteophytes, intraarticular joint correction and fixation by any means.
  • Bone procedures items (48430, 48400, 48403, 48406, 48409, 48418, or 48421) are not to be claimed unless performed at a separate site to the arthrodesis.
  • Neurolysis (39330), wound debridement (30023) and ganglion excision (30107) items are not to be claimed unless performed at a site separate to the arthrodesis site.

Related Items: 30023 39330 48400 48403 48406 48409 48421 48430 49712 49740 49742 49744 49760 49776 49777 49778 49779 49780 49781 49789 49790 49791 49792 49793 49794 49795 49796 49797 49798 49814 49815 49845 49851 50118


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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