Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 41671

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

41671

41671 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Dec-1991
Description Updated:
01-Mar-2023
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2023

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
21 - Airway Procedures

Septal surgery, including septoplasty, septal reconstruction, septectomy, closure of septal perforation or other modifications of the septum, not including cauterisation, by any approach, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41689, 41692 or 41693 applies (H)

Multiple Operation Rule

(Anaes.) (Assist.)

Fee: $577.30 Benefit: 75% = $433.00

(See para TN.8.104 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Associated Notes

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.8.104

Rhinoplasty - (Items 45632 to 45644, and 45650)

Benefits are payable for septoplasty (item 41671) where performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty. 

A Medicare benefit for items 45632 – 45644 and 45650 is payable where the indication for surgery is for:

(i) airway obstruction and the patient has a self-reported NOSE Scale score of greater than 45; or

(ii) significant acquired, congenital or developmental deformity.

The NOSE Scale refers to the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation Scale, as published in:

Stewart, M.G., Witsell, D.L., Smith, T.L., Weaver, E.M., Yueh, B. and Hannley, M.T. (2004), Development and Validation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) Scale. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 130: 157-163.

The NOSE Scale can be accessed here: https://www.entnet.org/wp-content/uploads/files/NOSE-Instrument.pdf

Full clinical details must be documented in patient notes, including pre-operative photographic and / or NOSE Scale evidence demonstrating the clinical need for the service as this may be subject to audit.

 

Related Items: 41671 45632 45635 45641 45644 45650


Legend

  • 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