Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note IN.4.5

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Category 5 - DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

IN.4.5

Alternative PET item for use in gallium-67 supply disruptions

Item 61527 is an alternative service for MBS items 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450 or 61453, for use during gallium-67 supply disruptions.

Item 61527 can be used following a valid request for a service to which items 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450 or 61453 would apply, and if:

  1. the requested service is not available due to a supply disruption of gallium-67; and
  2. the patient's clinical condition requires the service to be performed before the resumption of normal isotope supply is anticipated by the practitioner who provides the service; and
  3. the report of the service performed includes a justification for the substitute service and the unavailability of the original item.


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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