Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 6023

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A31 - Addiction Medicine
1 - Addiction Medicine Attendances

Professional attendance by an addiction medicine specialist in the practice of the addiction medicine specialist's specialty of at least 45 minutes for an initial assessment of a patient with at least 2 morbidities, following referral of the patient to the addiction medicine specialist by a referring practitioner, if:

(a) an assessment is undertaken that covers:

     (i) a comprehensive history, including psychosocial history and medication review; and

     (ii) a comprehensive multi or detailed single organ system assessment; and

     (iii) the formulation of differential diagnoses; and

(b) an addiction medicine specialist treatment and management plan of significant complexity that includes the following is prepared and provided to the referring practitioner:

     (i) an opinion on diagnosis and risk assessment;

     (ii) treatment options and decisions;

     (iii) medication recommendations; and

(c) an attendance on the patient to which item 104, 105, 110, 116, 119, 132, 133, 6018 or 6019 applies did not take place on the same day by the same addiction medicine specialist; and

(d) neither this item nor item 132 has applied to an attendance on the patient in the preceding 12 months by the same addiction medicine specialist

Fee: $294.85 Benefit: 75% = $221.15 85% = $250.65

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $500.00


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