Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 49730

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49730

49730 - Additional Information

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

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
15 - Orthopaedic
Subheading
14 - Foot

Surgery of joint of hindfoot (other than ankle) or first metatarsophalangeal joint, by arthroscopic means, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) cartilage treatment;

(b) removal of loose bodies;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) excision of joint osteophytes;

other than a service associated with a service to which another item of this Schedule applies if the service described in the other item is for the purpose of performing a procedure on the ankle by arthroscopic means—one joint (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $636.75 Benefit: 75% = $477.60

(See para TN.8.201, TN.8.202 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.201

Procedures for excisional and interpositional arthroplasty

  • Items for excisional or interposition arthroplasty procedures are indicated for use when items 49734, 48430, 49860, or 49812 do not represent the complete procedure performed.
  • Not to be used on the same joint undergoing arthroscopy (49730 or 49732), bunion correction (49827, 49830, 49833, 49836, 49837 or 49838) or an arthrodesis procedure for stabilisation.

Related Items: 48430 49715 49716 49717 49730 49732 49734 49812 49821 49827 49830 49833 49836 49837 49838 49839 49857 49860

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.202

Procedure for arthroscopy (Items 49703, 49730 and 49732)

  • Arthroscopy of joint includes associated intraarticular pathology treatment, such as treatment of cartilage, loose bodies, synovectomy, scar removal, and excision of exostosis by arthroscopic means.
  • In cases of inflammatory synovitis or osteochondral defect >1.5cm2, it is appropriate to use item 50312.

Related Items: 49703 49730 49732


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