Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 66704

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P2 - Chemical

4 tests described in item 66695

(This fee applies where 1 laboratory, or more than 1 laboratory belonging to the same APA, performs the only 4 tests specified on the request form or performs 4 tests and refers the rest to the laboratory of a separate APA)

(Item is subject to rule 6)

Fee: $70.15 Benefit: 75% = $52.65 85% = $59.65

(See para TN.1.4 of explanatory notes to this Category)

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Assisted Reproductive Technology ART Services - (Items 13200 to 13221)

Medicare benefits are not payable in respect of ANY other item in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (including Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging) in lieu of or in connection with items 13200 - 13221.  Specifically, Medicare benefits are not payable for these items in association with items 104, 105, 14203, 14206, 35637, pathology tests or diagnostic imaging. 

A treatment cycle that is a series of treatments for the purposes of ART services is defined as beginning either on the day on which treatment by superovulatory drugs is commenced or on the first day of the patient's menstrual cycle, and ending either; not more than 30 days later, or if a service mentioned in item 13212, 13215 or 13221 is provided in connection with the series of treatments-on the day after the day on which the last of those services is provided. 

The date of service in respect of treatment covered by Items 13200, 13201, 13203, 13206, 13209 and 13218 is DEEMED to be the FIRST DAY of the treatment cycle. 

Items 13200, 13201, 13202 and 13203 are linked to the supply of hormones under the Section 100 (National Health Act) arrangements. Providers must notify the Department of Human Services of Medicare card numbers of patients using hormones under this program, and hormones are only supplied for patients claiming one of these four items. 

Medicare benefits are not payable for assisted reproductive services rendered in conjunction with surrogacy arrangements where surrogacy is defined as 'an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and to bear a child for another person or persons to whom she will transfer guardianship and custodial rights at or shortly after birth'. 

NOTE: Items 14203 and 14206 are not payable for artificial insemination.


Related Items: 104 105 13200 13201 13202 13203 13206 13209 13212 13215 13218 13221 14203 14206 35637 66695 66698 66701 66704 66707 73521 73525


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