Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note AN.7.16

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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

AN.7.16

Medical Practitioner Health Assessment for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Older Person Aged 55 Years and Over (Item 228)

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Older Person's health assessment must include:

a.     a personal attendance by the medical practitioner;

b.    measurement of the patient's blood pressure, pulse rate and rhythm;

c.     an assessment of the patient's medication;

d.    an assessment of the patient's continence;

e.     an assessment of the patient's immunisation status for influenza, tetanus and pneumococcus;

f.     an assessment of the patient's physical function, including the patient's activities of daily living and whether or not the patient has had a fall in the last 3months;

g.    an assessment of the patient's psychological function, including the patient's cognition and mood;

h.     an assessment of the patient's social function, including:

i.      the availability and adequacy of paid, and unpaid, help;

ii.     whether the patient is responsible for caring for another person;

i.      an eye examination

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Older Person's health assessment must also include:

a.     keeping a record of the health assessment; and

b.    offering the patient a written report on the health assessment, with

c.     recommendations on matters covered by the health assessment; and

d.    offering the patient's carer (if any, and if the practitioner considers it appropriate and the patient agrees) a copy of the report or extracts of the report relevant to the carer.

Related Items: 228


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Category 1 - PROFESSIONAL ATTENDANCES

228

228 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2018
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Professional attendance by a medical practitioner at consulting rooms or in another place other than a hospital or residential aged care facility, for a health assessment of a patient who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent—this item or item 715 not more than once in a 9 month period
 

Fee: $172.50 Benefit: 100% = $172.50

(See para AN.7.1, AN.7.13, AN.7.14, AN.7.15, AN.7.16 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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