Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 30093

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30093

30093 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2003
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2012

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
1 - General

DIAGNOSTIC NEEDLE BIOPSY OF VERTEBRA, where the biopsy is sent for pathological examination

Multiple Services Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $171.55 Benefit: 75% = $128.70 85% = $145.85

(See para TN.8.7 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.7

Biopsy for Diagnostic Purposes - (Items 30071 to 30096)

Needle aspiration biopsy attracts benefits on an attendance basis and not under item 30078.

Item 30071 (diagnostic biopsy of the skin) or 30072 (diagnostic biopsy of mucous membrane) should be used when a biopsy (including shave) of a lesion is required to confirm a diagnosis and would facilitate the appropriate management of that lesion. If the shave biopsy results in a definitive excision of the lesion, only 30071 or 30072 can be claimed.

Items 30071-30096 require that the specimen be sent for pathological examination.

The aftercare period for item 30071 or 30072 is 2 days rather than the standard aftercare period for skin excision of 10 days.

Related Items: 30071 30072 30078 30081 30084 30087 30090 30093 30094 30096


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