Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.89

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.89

Ophthalmic Sutures - (Item 42845)

This item refers to the occasion when readjustment has to be made to the sutures to vary the angle of deviation of the eye.  It does not cover the mere tightening of the loosely tied sutures without repositioning, or adjustment performed prior to the patient leaving the operating theatre.

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

42845

42845 - Additional Information

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

READJUSTMENT OF ADJUSTABLE SUTURES, 1 or both eyes, as an independent procedure following an operation for correction of squint

(Anaes.)

Fee: $197.10 Benefit: 75% = $147.85 85% = $167.55

(See para TN.8.89 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