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T8 - Surgical Operations
13 - Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
4 - Other Grafts And Miscellaneous Procedures

Autologous fat grafting (harvesting, preparation and injection of adipocytes) if:

(a) the autologous fat grafting is for either or both of the following purposes:

(i) the correction of asymmetry arising from volume and contour defects in craniofacial disorders—up to a total of 4 services if each service is provided at least 3 months after the previous service;

(ii) the treatment of burn scar or associated skin graft in the context of scar contracture, contour deformity or neuropathic pain, for patients who have undergone a minimum of 3 months of topical therapies, including silicone and pressure therapy, with an unsatisfactory or minimal level of improvement—up to a total of 4 services per region of the body (upper or lower limbs, trunk, neck or face) if each service provided per region of the body is provided at least 3 months after the previous such service; and

(b) both:

(i) photographic and/or diagnostic imaging evidence demonstrating the clinical need for this service is documented in the patient notes; and

(ii) for craniofacial disorders, evidence of diagnosis of the qualifying craniofacial disorder is documented in the patient notes




Multiple Operation Rule


Fee: $695.35 Benefit: 75% = $521.55


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