Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49221

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49221

49221 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
15 - Orthopaedic
Subheading
10 - Wrist

Treatment of wrist, by arthroscopic means, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) drilling of defect;

(b) removal of loose bodies;

(c) release of adhesions;

(d) synovectomy;

(e) debridement;

(f) resection of dorsal or volar ganglia;

other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Schedule applies if the service described in the other item is for the purpose of performing an arthroscopic procedure of the wrist joint (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $646.95 Benefit: 75% = $485.25

(See para TN.8.116 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.116

Wrist Surgery - (Items 49200 to 49227)

For the purposes of these items, the wrist includes both the radiocarpal joint and the midcarpal joint.

Related Items: 49200 49203 49206 49209 49212 49215 49218 49221 49224 49227


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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