Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49830

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49830

49830 - 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

Bilateral correction of hallux valgus or varus deformity of the foot, by local tendon transfer, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) exostectomy;

(b) removal of bursae;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) capsule repair;

(e) capsule or tendon release or transfer

(H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $857.15 Benefit: 75% = $642.90

(See para TN.8.194, TN.8.201, TN.8.223 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

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.201

Procedures for excisional and interpositional arthroplasty

  • Items for excisional or interposition arthroplasty procedures are indicated for use when items 49734, 48430, 49860, 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: 48430 49715 49716 49717 49730 49732 49734 49812 49821 49827 49830 49833 49836 49837 49838 49839 49857 49860

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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