Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 117

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A4 - Consultant Physician Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies

Professional attendance at consulting rooms or in hospital, by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician's specialty (other than psychiatry) following referral of the patient to the consultant physician by a referring practitioner-an attendance after the first attendance in a single course of treatment, if:

(a) the attendance is not a minor attendance; and

(b) during the attendance, the consultant physician determines the need to perform an operation on the patient that had not otherwise been scheduled; and

(c) the consultant physician subsequently performs the operation on the patient, on the same day; and

(d) the operation is a service to which an item in Group T8 applies; and

(e) the amount specified in the item in Group T8 as the fee for a service to which that item applies is $330.20 or more

For any particular patient, once only on the same day

Fee: $84.35 Benefit: 75% = $63.30 85% = $71.70

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $253.05


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