Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 10924

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A10 - Optometrical Services
1 - General

All professional attendances after the first, being those attendances regarded as a single service, in a single course of attention involving the prescription and fitting of contact lenses, being a course of attention for which the first attendance is a service to which:

(a) item 10905, 10907, 10910, 10911, 10912, 10913, 10914, 10915 or 10916 applies; or

(b) old item 10900 applied

Payable once in a period of 36 months for

-  patients with irregular astigmatism in either eye, being a condition the existence of which has been confirmed by keratometric observation, if the maximum visual acuity obtainable with spectacle correction is worse than 0.3 logMAR (6/12) and if that corrected acuity would be improved by an additional 0.1 logMAR by the use of a contact lens

Fee: $230.30 Benefit: 85% = $195.80

(See para AN.0.2 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $500.00

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Benefits For Services

All Australian residents and certain categories of visitors to Australia can claim Medicare benefits for services by optometrists. The Health Insurance Act 1973 contains legislation covering the major elements of the Medicare program. 

Responsibility for regulating the Medicare program lies with the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Aged Care. Services Australia is responsible for consideration of applications and for the day to day operation of Medicare and the payment of benefits. Contact details of the Department of Health and Aged Care and Services Australia are located at the end of these Notes.

Related Items: 10921 10922 10923 10924 10925 10926 10927 10928 10929


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