Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49824

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49824

49824 - 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

Excisional or interpositional arthroplasty of metatarsophalangeal or tarsometatarsal joint, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) capsulotomy;

(b) joint release;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) local tendon transfer;

(e) joint debridement;

—2 joints (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $788.70 Benefit: 75% = $591.55

(See para TN.8.194 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.194

Procedure for the correction of hallux valgus deformity (Items 49821 - 49838)

  • Correction of a hallux valgus deformity involves realignment of the joint using soft tissue stabilization and osteotomy of the metatarsal as needed. 
  • The following items are not to be used on the same joint: arthroscopy (49730 or 49732), bone removal or osteotomy (48430, 48400 or 48403), joint interposition (49821, 49824 or 49783-49788), arthrodesis procedure, ganglion excision, neurolysis (39330), wound debridement (30023) or joint stabilization unless the procedure is performed at a site separate to the 1st metatarsal.

Related Items: 49821 49824 49827 49830 49833 49836 49837 49838


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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