Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 50203

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

50203

50203 - 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
16 - Malignant Disease

Intralesional or marginal excision of bone or soft tissue tumour

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $431.05 Benefit: 75% = $323.30 85% = $366.40

(See para TN.8.171, TN.8.209 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.171

Procedure for neoplastic mass lesions - intralesional or marginal excision of bone tumor (Items 50203 - 50209)

  • The items 50203, 50306 and 50209 are not for removal of a subchondral cyst (geode).
  • The items include all aspects of the surgical approach, the resection, and the subsequent reconstruction (as required).
  • The resection of a tumour and associated reconstruction includes any neurolysis, arthrotomy, synovectomy, joint stabilisation, ligamentous stabilisation or reconstruction, tendon transfer of any kind, use of any arthroscopic procedure, osteotomy or osteectomy (with or without bone grafting and / or internal fixation), bone grafting (with or without internal fixation), arthroplasty, arthrodesis, internal fixation by any technique, rhizolysis, laminectomy, or spinal fixation, fusion or grafting.

Related Items: 50203 50206 50209

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.209

Procedure for diagnostic biopsy of bone tumor (Items 50200 and 50201)

  • Histological proof of either the benign, the aggressive benign, or the malignant nature of the process should be obtained.
  • Histological proof may be obtained in conjunction with items 50203, 50206 or 50209. It may be obtained at the time of the procedure (e.g. by intraoperative frozen section analysis of the tumour tissue).

Related Items: 50200 50201 50203 50206 50209


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  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change