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Category 5 - DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

IN.1.7

Echocardiography - Frequent repetition (Item 55133)

Providers

Providers of this item number should meet the Level 1 requirements described in the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand Guidelines for Training and Performance in Adult Echocardiography or equivalent.

https://www.csanz.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Adult-Echo_2015-February.pdf

Results

Discussions of the results, findings or interpretation of a study are reasonably expected to be part of a formal report. Discussion of these findings with a patient does not constitute a consult. Similarly, discussion(s) during the course of a study or to determine the safety or appropriateness of the study is part of the service and should not be claimed as a consult.

 

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Category 5 - DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

55133

55133 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Mar-2021
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Note: the service only applies if the patient meets one or more of the following and the requirements of Note: IR.1.2

Frequent repetition serial real time transthoracic echocardiographic examination of the heart with real time colour flow mapping from at least 3 acoustic windows, with recordings on digital media, if the service:

(a) is for the investigation of a patient who:

(i) has an isolated pericardial effusion or pericarditis; or

(ii) has a normal baseline study, and has commenced medication for non‑cardiac purposes that has cardiotoxic side effects and is a pharmaceutical benefit (within the meaning of Part VII of the National Health Act 1953) for the writing of a prescription for the supply of which under that Part an echocardiogram is required; and

(b) is not associated with a service to which:

(i) another item in this Subgroup applies (except items 55137, 55141, 55143, 55145 and 55146); or

(ii) an item in Subgroup 2 applies (except items 55118 and 55130); or

(iii) an item in Subgroup 3 applies (R)

Fee: $212.65 Benefit: 75% = $159.50 85% = $180.80

(See para IN.0.19, IN.1.7, IR.1.2, IR.1.3 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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