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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.120

Unresectable primary malignant tumour of the liver destruction of by open or laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation or microwave tissue ablation- (Item 50952)

A multi-disciplinary team for the purposes of item 50952 would include a hepatobilliary surgeon, interventional radiologist and a gastroenterologist or oncologist.

 

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

50952 Fee

50952 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-2004
Description Start Date:
01-Nov-2017
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Jul-2019

Unresectable primary malignant tumour of the liver, destruction of, by open or laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation or open or laparoscopic microwave tissue ablation (including any associated imaging services), if a multi‑disciplinary team has assessed that percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous microwave tissue ablation cannot be performed or is not practical because of one or more of the following clinical circumstances:

(a) percutaneous access cannot be achieved;

(b) vital organs or tissues are at risk of damage from the percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous microwave tissue ablation procedure;

(c) resection of one part of the liver is possible, however there is at least one primary liver tumour in an unresectable portion of the liver that is suitable for radiofrequency ablation or microwave tissue ablation;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 30419 or 50950 applies. 

 

(Anaes.)

Fee: $830.15 Benefit: 75% = $622.65 85% = $705.65

(See para TN.8.120 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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