Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 10989

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Category 8 - MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

10989

10989 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2006
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2012
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
M12 - Services Provided By A Practice Nurse Or Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner On Behalf Of A Medical Practitioner
Subgroup
3 - Services Provided By A Practice Nurse Or Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner On Behalf Of A Medical Practitioner

Treatment of a person's wound (other than normal aftercare) provided by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner if:

(a)    the treatment is provided on behalf of, and under the supervision of, a medical practitioner; and

(b)    the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital.

Fee: $12.50 Benefit: 100% = $12.50

(See para MN.12.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $37.50


Associated Notes

Category 8 - MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

MN.12.2

Wound management services provided by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner (item 10989)

Item 10989 can only be claimed by a medical practitioner where wound management (other than normal aftercare) is provided to a patient by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner on behalf of the medical practitioner. 

Item 10989 can be claimed only once per patient visit, even if more than one wound is treated during the same patient visit. 

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner means a person who has been registered as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia and meets the Board's registration standards. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner must be employed or 806 retained by a general practice, or by a health service that has an exemption to claim Medicare benefits under subsection 19(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973. 

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner may use any of the titles authorised by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board: Aboriginal health practitioner; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner; or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner. 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner must be appropriately qualified and trained to treat wounds. This includes compliance with any territory requirements. 

The medical practitioner under whose supervision the treatment is provided retains responsibility for the health, safety and clinical outcomes of the patient. 

Supervision may include distance supervision where the medical practitioner does not have to be physically present at the time that the service is provided by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, but should be able to be contacted for advice if required. 

The medical practitioner must conduct an initial assessment of the patient (including under a distance supervision arrangement if the medical practitioner is not physically present) in order to give instruction in relation to the treatment of the wound. 

Where an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner provides ongoing wound management, the medical practitioner is not required to give instruction or see the patient during each subsequent visit.

Related Items: 10989


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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