Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.7.2

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.7.2

Maintenance of Regional or Field Nerve Block - (Items 18222 and 18225)

Medicare benefit is attracted under these items only when the service is performed other than by the operating surgeon.  This does not preclude benefits for an obstetrician performing an epidural block during labour. 

When the service is performed by the operating surgeon during the post-operative period of an operation it is considered to be part of the normal aftercare.  In these circumstances a Medicare benefit is not attracted.

 

Related Items: 18222 18225


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

18222

18222 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1993
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1993
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2019

INFUSION OF A THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCE to maintain regional anaesthesia or analgesia, subsequent injection or revision of, where the period of continuous medical practitioner attendance is 15 minutes or less

Fee: $38.25 Benefit: 75% = $28.70 85% = $32.55

(See para TN.7.2, TN.10.7 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

18225

18225 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1993
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1993
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2019

INFUSION OF A THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCE to maintain regional anaesthesia or analgesia, subsequent injection or revision of, where the period of continuous medical practitioner attendance is more than 15 minutes

Fee: $50.85 Benefit: 75% = $38.15 85% = $43.25

(See para TN.7.2, TN.10.7 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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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