Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.7.3

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.7.3

Intrathecal or Epidural Injection - (Items 18230 and 18232)

Items 18230 and 18232 cover caudal infusion/injection.

Item 18230 includes the intrathecal or epidural injection of a neurolytic substance for the palliative treatment of pain.

 

Related Items: 18230 18232


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

18230

18230 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1993
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2022
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Intrathecal or epidural injection of neurolytic substance (not contrast agent) by any route, including transforaminal route

(Anaes.)

Fee: $252.05 Benefit: 75% = $189.05 85% = $214.25

(See para TN.7.3 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

18232

18232 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1993
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2022
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Intrathecal or epidural injection (including translaminar and transforaminal approaches) of therapeutic substance or substances (anaesthetic, steroid or chemotherapeutic agents):
(a) other than a service to which another item in this Group applies; and
(b) not in association with a service to which an item in Group T8 applies, unless the nerve block is performed using a targeted percutaneous approach



(Anaes.)

Fee: $200.75 Benefit: 75% = $150.60 85% = $170.65

(See para TN.7.1, TN.7.3 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