Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note IN.4.6

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Explanatory Note for item 61477


Item 61477 is a temporary item that provides additional funding for services that use gallium-67 to offset some of the recent price increases of the radiopharmaceutical.

Item 61477 can be claimed in conjunction with items 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450 or 61453 and must be bulk-billed.

As there will be two or more services claimed for the patient, the diagnostic multiple services rules will apply to these services. See Rule A under IN.0.11 for more information on the diagnostic imaging multiple services rules.

Item 61477 is available from 8 November 2022 until 30 June 2023.



  • 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