Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 46340

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

46340

46340 - Additional Information

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

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
14 - Hand Surgery

Synovectomy of wrist flexor or extensor tendons of hand or wrist, for diagnosed inflammatory tenosynovitis, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) reconstruction of flexor or extensor retinaculum;

(b) removal of tendon nodules;

(c) tenolysis;

(d) tenoplasty;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 30023, 39331 or 39330 applies—one or more compartments (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $412.35 Benefit: 75% = $309.30

(See para TN.8.184, TN.8.185 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.184

Procedure for synovectomy (Items 46335 and 46340)

Item 46340 is intended to be used at wrist level, while item 46335 is intended to be used distal to the wrist.

Related Items: 46335 46340

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.185

Procedure for synovectomy (Items 46335, 46340 and 46341)

  • Procedures 46335, 46340 and 46341, if performed, include tenoplasty, tenolysis, tendon nodules removal, neurolysis and carpal tunnel release.
  • The item claimed should be chosen based on the tendons being treated rather than the site of the incision.

Related Items: 46335 46340 46341


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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