Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.137

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.137

Thyroidectomy and hemithyroidectomy procedures (items 30296, 30306, and 30310)

Total thyroidectomy or total hemithyroidectomy are the most appropriate procedures in the majority of circumstances when a thyroidectomy is required. The preferred procedure for thyrotoxicosis is total thyroidectomy (item 30296). Item 30310 is to be used only in uncommon circumstances where a subtotal or partial thyroidectomy is indicated and includes a subtotal lobectomy, nodulectomy, or isthmusectomy or equivalent partial thyroidectomy.

Related Items: 30296 30306 30310


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30296

30296 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
31-Oct-1992
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1992
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

THYROIDECTOMY, total

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $1,065.20 Benefit: 75% = $798.90

(See para TN.8.137 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30306

30306 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
31-Oct-1992
Description Updated:
01-Nov-1992
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

TOTAL HEMITHYROIDECTOMY

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $831.00 Benefit: 75% = $623.25

(See para TN.8.137, TN.8.138 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30310

30310 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2018
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Partial or subtotal thyroidectomy

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $831.00 Benefit: 75% = $623.25

(See para TN.8.137 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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  • 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