Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.56

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.56

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy - (Item 37227)

Item 37227 covers the service undertaken by an urologist or radiation oncologist as part of the High Dose Rate Brachytherapy procedure, in association with a radiation oncologist. If the service is undertaken by an urologist, a radiation oncologist must be present in person at the time of the service. The removal of the catheters following completion of the Brachytherapy is also covered under this item.

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37227

37227 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2006
Description Updated:
01-May-2007
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

PROSTATE, transperineal insertion of catheters into, for high dose rate brachytherapy using ultrasound guidance including any associated cystoscopy. The procedure must be performed at an approved site in association with a radiation oncologist, and be associated with a service to which item 15331 or 15332 applies.

(Anaes.)

Fee: $588.75 Benefit: 75% = $441.60 85% = $500.85

(See para TN.8.56 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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