Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 37201

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

37201

37201 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2002
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2024
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2023

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
5 - Urological
Subheading
4 - Operations On Prostate

Prostate, transurethral radio-frequency needle ablation of, with or without cystoscopy and with or without urethroscopy, in patients with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms who are not medically fit for transurethral resection of the prostate (that is, prostatectomy using diathermy or cold punch) and including services to which item 36854, 37203, 37207, 37208, 37245, 37303, 37321 or 37324 applies (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.)

Fee: $912.35 Benefit: 75% = $684.30

(See para TN.8.53 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.53

Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA) of the Prostate - (Item 37201)

Moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms are defined using the American Urological Association (AUA) Symptom Score or the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). 

Patients not medically fit for transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) can be defined as:

(i)         Those patients who have a high risk of developing a serious complication from the surgery.  Retrograde ejaculation is not considered to be a serious complication of TURP.

(ii)        Those patients with a co-morbidity which may substantially increase the risk of TURP or the risk of the anaesthetic necessary for TURP.

 

Related Items: 37201


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