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17609 - Additional Information

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T6 - Anaesthetics
1 - Anaesthesia Consultations

Professional attendance on a patient by a specialist practising in his or her specialty of anaesthesia if:

(a)    the attendance is by video conference; and

(b)    item 17610, 17615, 17620, 17625, 17640, 17645, 17650, or 17655 applies to the attendance; and

(c)    the patient is not an admitted patient; and

(d)    the patient:

(i) is located both:

(A) within a telehealth eligible area; and

(B) at the time of the attendance-at least 15 kms by road from the specialist; or

(ii)    is a care recipient in a residential care service; or

(iii) is a patient of:

(A) an Aboriginal Medical Service; or

(B) an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service;

for which a direction made under subsection 19 (2) of the Act applies

Telehealth Item

50% of the fee for item 17610, 17615, 17620, 17625, 17640, 17645, 17650, or 17655. Benefit: 85% of the derived fee

(See para TN.6.4 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: 300% of the Derived fee for this item, or $500, whichever is the lesser amount

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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