Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.138

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.138

Re-exploratory thyroid surgery (item 30297)

Item 30297 is for re-exploratory thyroid surgery where prior thyroid surgery and associated scar tissue increases the complexity of surgery. For completion hemithyroidectomy on the contralateral side to a previous hemithyroidectomy for thyroid cancer, item 30306 is the appropriate item.

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30297

30297 - Additional Information

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

THYROIDECTOMY following previous thyroid surgery

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

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

(See para TN.8.138 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)


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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