Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 16018

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

16018

16018 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
22-Dec-1999
Description Updated:
01-Jul-2023
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2023

Group
T3 - Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

Administration of 153 Sm-lexidronam for the relief of bone pain due to skeletal metastases (as indicated by a positive bone scan), if systemic antineoplastic therapy is unavailable or has failed to control the patient’s disease, and:

a) the disease is poorly controlled by conventional radiotherapy; or

b) conventional radiotherapy is inappropriate, due to the wide distribution of sites of bone pain.

Fee: $4,838.75 Benefit: 75% = $3,629.10 85% = $4,740.05


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