Medicare Benefits Schedule - Item 417

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Public Health Physician Attendances - Other Than At Consulting Rooms

Professional attendance other than at consulting rooms by a public health physician in the practice of his or her specialty of public health medicine.



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A13 - Public Health Physician Attendances To Which No Other Item Applies
2 - Public Health Physician Attendances - Other Than At Consulting Rooms


Professional attendance by a public health physician in the practice of the public health physician’s specialty of public health medicine at other than consulting rooms, lasting at least 40 minutes and including any of the following that are clinically relevant:

a)    taking an extensive patient history;

b)    performing a clinical examination;

c)    arranging any necessary investigation;

d)    implementing a management plan;

e)    providing appropriate preventive health care;

for one or more health‑related issues, with appropriate documentation

The fee for item 413, plus $28.50 divided by the number of patients seen, up to a maximum of six patients. For seven or more patients - the fee for item 413 plus $2.25 per patient.
Ready Reckoner

(See para AN.0.50 of explanatory notes to this Category)

Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: 300% of the Derived fee for this item, or $500, whichever is the lesser amount

Associated Notes



Public Health Medicine - (Items 410 to 417)

Attendances by public health physicians will attract Medicare benefits under the new items only where the attendance relates to one or more of the following: - 

(i)    management of a patient's vaccination requirements for accepted immunisation programs; or

(ii)   prevention or management of sexually transmitted disease; or

(iii)  prevention or management of disease due to environmental hazards or poisons; or

(iv)  prevention or management of exotic diseases; or

(v)   prevention or management of infection during outbreaks of infectious disease. 

For more information on the content-based item structure used in this Group, see A.5 in the explanatory notes.

Related Items: 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417


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