Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 37216

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

37216

37216 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2020
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2020
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
5 - Urological
Subheading
4 - Operations On Prostate

Prostate or prostatic bed, needle biopsy of, by the transrectal route, using prostatic ultrasound guidance and obtaining one or more prostatic specimens, being a service associated with a service to which item 55603 applies

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $146.15 Benefit: 75% = $109.65 85% = $124.25

(See para TN.8.160 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.160

Urology Oncology: Prostate Biopsy - (Item 37216 and 37219)

Best practice is to ensure patients are informed of the uncommon but serious risk of severe infection when a transrectal needle biopsy is performed, and that alternative methods of biopsy are available that reduces this risk. Practitioners are to ensure that the referring GP is informed of the biopsy result as soon as possible (optimally 2-4 weeks) after the biopsy. This ensures that GPs will be informed early after diagnosis of prostate cancer, and will be in a better position to support the patient after diagnosis.

Related Items: 37216 37219


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