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143 - Additional Information

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Consultant physician or Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Review of Referred Patient, Initial Comprehensive Assessment and Management - Surgery or Hospital.

Professional attendance of more than 30 minutes in duration at consulting rooms or hospital by a consultant physician or specialist in the practice of his or her specialty of geriatric medicine to review a management plan previously prepared by that consultant physician or specialist under item 141 or 145, if:

(a) the review is initiated by the referring medical practitioner practising in general practice or a participating nurse practitioner; and

(b) during the attendance:

(i) the patient's health status is reassessed; and

(ii) a management plan prepared under item 141 or 145 is reviewed and revised; and

(iii) the revised management plan is explained to the patient and (if appropriate) the patient's family and any carers and communicated in writing to the referring practitioner; and

(c) an attendance to which item 104, 105, 107, 108, 110, 116 or 119 applies was not provided to the patient on the same day by the same practitioner; and

(d) an attendance to which item 141 or 145 applies has been provided to the patient by the same practitioner in the preceding 12 months; and

(e) an attendance to which this item or item 147 applies has not been provided to the patient in the preceding 12 months, unless there has been a significant change in the patient's clinical condition or care circumstances that requires a further review.

Fee: $282.95 Benefit: 75% = $212.25 85% = $240.55

(See para A15 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $500.00

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