Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49818

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49818

49818 - 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

Release of plantar fascia, including excision of calcaneal spur (if performed) (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $284.00 Benefit: 75% = $213.00

(See para TN.8.197, TN.8.223 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.197

Procedure for plantar fascia release (Items 49818 and 49854)

Item 49818 is for simple release of the plantar fascia and item 49854 is for extensive plantar fascia release.

Related Items: 49818 49854

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