Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.54

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.54

Fiducial Markers into the Prostate - (Item 37217)

Item 37217 is for the insertion of fiducial markers into the prostate or prostate surgical bed as markers for radiotherapy.  The service can not be claimed under item 37218 or any other surgical item.

This item is introduced into the Schedule on an interim basis pending the outcome of an evaluation being undertaken by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). 

Further information on the review of this service is available from the MSAC Secretariat.

 

Related Items: 37217 37218


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

37217

37217 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2011
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2020
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Prostate, implantation of radio-opaque fiducial markers into the prostate gland or prostate surgical bed, under ultrasound guidance, being an item associated with a service to which item 55603 applies

(Anaes.)

Fee: $143.90 Benefit: 75% = $107.95 85% = $122.35

(See para TN.8.54 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

37218

37218 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2020
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Prostate, injection into, one or more, excluding insertion of fiduciary markers

(Anaes.)

Fee: $143.90 Benefit: 75% = $107.95 85% = $122.35

(See para TN.8.54 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
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  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
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