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Category 2 - DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES AND INVESTIGATIONS

11503

11503 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Start Date:
01-Mar-2013
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2012

Group
D1 - MISCELLANEOUS DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES AND INVESTIGATIONS
Subgroup
4 - RESPIRATORY

Measurement of the:

(a) mechanical or gas exchange function of the respiratory system; or

(b) respiratory muscle function; or

(c) ventilatory control mechanisms.


Various measurement parameters may be used including any of the following:

(a) pressures;

(b) volumes;

(c) flow;

(d) gas concentrations in inspired or expired air;

(e) alveolar gas or blood;

(f) electrical activity of muscles.  


The tests being performed under the supervision of a specialist or consultant physician or in the respiratory laboratory of a hospital.  Each occasion at which 1 or more such tests are performed, not being a service associated with a service to which item 22018 applies.



Fee: $138.65 Benefit: 75% = $104.00 85% = $117.90

(See para D1.14 of explanatory notes to this Category)

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