Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.202

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.202

Procedure for arthroscopy (Items 49703, 49730 and 49732)

  • Arthroscopy of joint includes associated intraarticular pathology treatment, such as treatment of cartilage, loose bodies, synovectomy, scar removal, and excision of exostosis by arthroscopic means.
  • In cases of inflammatory synovitis or osteochondral defect >1.5cm2, it is appropriate to use item 50312.

Related Items: 49703 49730 49732


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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49730

49730 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2021
Description Updated:
07-Aug-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Surgery of joint of hindfoot (other than ankle) or first metatarsophalangeal joint, by arthroscopic means, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) cartilage treatment;

(b) removal of loose bodies;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) excision of joint osteophytes;

other than a service associated with a service to which another item of this Schedule applies if the service described in the other item is for the purpose of performing a procedure on the ankle by arthroscopic means—one joint (H)

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $646.95 Benefit: 75% = $485.25

(See para TN.8.201, TN.8.202 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49732

49732 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Jul-2021
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Endoscopy of large tendons of foot, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) debridement of tendon and sheath;

(b) removal of loose bodies;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) excision of tendon impingement;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 49718 or 49724 applies (H)

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $646.95 Benefit: 75% = $485.25

(See para TN.8.201, TN.8.202 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

49703

49703 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2021
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2022

Surgery of ankle joint, by arthroscopic means, including any of the following (if performed):

(a) cartilage treatment;

(b) removal of loose bodies;

(c) synovectomy;

(d) excision of joint osteophytes;

other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Group applies if the service described in the other item is for the purpose of performing a procedure on the ankle by arthroscopic means (H)

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $646.95 Benefit: 75% = $485.25

(See para TN.8.196, TN.8.202 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
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