Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note PN.0.19

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

PN.0.19

Hepatitis - (Item 69481)

Benefits for item 69481 are payable only if the request from the ordering practitioner indicates in writing that the patient is suspected of suffering from acute or chronic hepatitis; either by the use of the provisional diagnosis of hepatitis or by relevant clinical or laboratory information eg "hepatomegaly", "jaundice" or "abnormal liver function tests".

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Category 6 - PATHOLOGY SERVICES

69481

69481 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2002
Description Start Date:
01-May-2008
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jan-2013

Investigation of infectious causes of acute or chronic hepatitis - 3 tests for hepatitis antibodies or antigens,

(Item subject to rule 11)

Fee: $40.55 Benefit: 75% = $30.45 85% = $34.50

(See para PN.0.19 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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