Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.100

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.100

Nipple and/or Areola Reconstruction - (Items 45545 and 45546)

Item 45545 involves the taking of tissue from, for example, the other breast, the ear lobe and the inside of the upper thigh with or without local flap. 

Item 45546 covers the non-surgical creation of nipple or areola by intradermal colouration.

 

Related Items: 45545 45546


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45545

45545 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Jul-1998
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

NIPPLE OR AREOLA or both, reconstruction of, by any surgical technique

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $647.80 Benefit: 75% = $485.85 85% = $559.90

(See para TN.8.100 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

45546

45546 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1998
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1998
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

NIPPLE OR AREOLA or both, intradermal colouration of, following breast reconstruction after mastectomy or for congenital absence of nipple

Fee: $205.85 Benefit: 75% = $154.40 85% = $175.00

(See para TN.8.100 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