Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 69501

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

69501

69501 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
28-Jul-2020
Description Updated:
22-Sep-2020
Schedule Fee Updated:
28-Jul-2020

Group
P3 - Microbiology

Detection of a SARS‑CoV‑2 nucleic acid 1 or more tests if:

(a)    the person is employed, hired, retained or contracted;

              (i)     by an approved provider, or works in an aged care service, in Victoria; or

              (ii)    to travel interstate as a driver of a heavy vehicle; or

              (iii)    to travel interstate as a rail crew member; and

(b)    the person is informed of the results of the tests within 24 hours of receipt of the specimen at an accredited pathology laboratory; and

(c)    the results of the test are reported in adherence with the applicable State
or Territory reporting requirements within 24 hours of receipt of the specimen
at an accredited pathology laboratory; and

(d)    the person is not a private patient in a recognised hospital; and

(e)    the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and

(f)     the service is not performed in a prescribed laboratory as described in 4.1 of the pathology services table

 

Other than a service to which item 69476, 69477, 69479 or 69480 applies, or an item in the pathology services tables applies.

Where the service is bulk billed.

Fee: $110.00 Benefit: 85% = $93.50

(See para PN.3.6 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PN.3.6

Note for item 69501

Item 69501  - Detection of a SARS‑CoV‑2 nucleic acid 1 or more tests - is restricted to people employed, hired, retained or contracted;

  1. by an approved aged care provider, or are working in an aged care service in Victoria; or
  2. to travel interstate as a driver of a heavy vehicle; or
  3. to travel interstate as a rail crew member.

     

Results of the tests must be provided within 24 hours of receipt of the specimen to all appropriate authorities in accordance with relevant state or territory legislation or regulations.

The test can only be performed out of hospital by a private pathology provider.

The test must bulk‑billed.  PEI and bulk billing items cannot be claimed with this item.

A request from a medical practitioner is not necessary for a private pathology provider to perform this service.

 

Related Items: 69501


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