Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 45588

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45588

45588 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1997
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
13 - Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
Subheading
4 - Other Grafts And Miscellaneous Procedures

Meloplasty (excluding browlifts and chinlift platysmaplasties), bilateral, if:

(a) surgery is indicated to correct a functional impairment due to a congenital condition, disease (excluding post-acne scarring) or trauma (other than trauma resulting from previous elective cosmetic surgery); and

(b) photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $1,390.55 Benefit: 75% = $1,042.95

(See para TN.8.102 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.102

Meloplasty for Correction of Facial Asymmetry - (Items 45587 and 45588)

Benefits are payable under items 45587 and 45588 for face lift operations performed in hospital to correct soft tissue abnormalities of the face due to causes other than the ageing process, including trauma, a congenital condition or disease.

Where bilateral meloplasty is indicated because of congenital malformation for conditions such as drooling from the angles of the mouth and deep pitting of the skin resulting from disease or trauma (but not as a result of previous cosmetic surgery), item 45588 applies.  

Full clinical details must be documented in patient notes, including pre-operative photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for the service as this may be subject to audit.

 

 

Related Items: 45587 45588


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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