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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.20

Radiofrequency ablation of mucosal metaplasia for the treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus (Item 30687)

The diagnosis of high grade dysplasia is recommended to be confirmed by two expert pathologists with experience in upper gastrointestinal pathology. 

A multidisciplinary team should review treatment options for patients with high grade dysplasia and would typically include upper gastrointestinal surgeons and/or interventional gastroenterologists.

 

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

30687

30687 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2012
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2012
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

ENDOSCOPY with RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION of mucosal metaplasia for the treatment of Barrett's Oesophagus in a single course of treatment, following diagnosis of high grade dysplasia confirmed by histological examination

(Anaes.)

Fee: $495.35 Benefit: 75% = $371.55 85% = $421.05

(See para TN.8.17, TN.8.20 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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