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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

32520

32520 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2011
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2022
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2023

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
3 - Vascular
Subheading
1 - Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, abolition of venous reflux by occlusion of a primary or recurrent great or small saphenous vein (and major tributaries of saphenous veins as necessary) in one leg of a patient, using a laser probe introduced by an endovenous catheter, if all of the following apply:

(a) it is documented by duplex ultrasound that the great or small saphenous vein (whichever is to be treated) of the patient demonstrates reflux of 0.5 seconds or longer;

(b) the patient has significant signs or symptoms (including one or more of the following signs or symptoms) attributable to venous reflux:

(i) ache;

(ii) pain;

(iii) tightness;

(iv) skin irritation;

(v) heaviness;

(vi) muscle cramps;

(vii) limb swelling;

(viii) discolouration;

(ix) discomfort;

(x) any other signs or symptoms attributable to venous dysfunction;

(c) the service does not include radiofrequency diathermy, radiofrequency ablation or cyanoacrylate adhesive;

(d) the service is not associated with a service (on the same leg) to which any of the following items apply:

(i) 32500 to 32507;

(ii) 35200;

(iii) 59970 to 60021;

(iv) 60036 to 60045;

(v) 60060 to 60078;

(vi) 60500 to 60509;

(vii) 61109

The service includes all preparation and immediate clinical aftercare (including excision or injection of either tributaries or incompetent perforating veins, or both)

Multiple Operation Rule


(Anaes.)

Fee: $587.35 Benefit: 75% = $440.55 85% = $499.25

(See para TN.8.33 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $88.15

Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

32522

32522 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-2011
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2022
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2023

Group
T8 - Surgical Operations
Subgroup
3 - Vascular
Subheading
1 - Varicose Veins

Varicose veins, abolition of venous reflux by occlusion of a primary or recurrent great and small saphenous vein (and major tributaries of saphenous veins as necessary) in one leg of a patient, using a laser probe introduced by an endovenous catheter, if all of the following apply:

(a) it is documented by duplex ultrasound that the great and small saphenous veins of the patient demonstrate reflux of 0.5 seconds or longer;

(b) the patient has significant signs or symptoms (including one or more of the following signs or symptoms) attributable to venous reflux:

(i) ache;

(ii) pain;

(iii) tightness;

(iv) skin irritation;

(v) heaviness;

(vi) muscle cramps;

(vii) limb swelling;

(viii) discolouration;

(ix) discomfort;

(x) any other signs or symptoms attributable to venous dysfunction;

(c) the service does not include radiofrequency diathermy, radiofrequency ablation or cyanoacrylate adhesive;

(d) the service is not associated with a service (on the same leg) to which any of the following items apply:

(i) 32500 to 32507;

(ii) 35200;

        (iii) 59970 to 60021;

        (iv) 60036 to 60045;

        (v) 60060 to 60078;

        (vi) 60500 to 60509;

        (vii) 61109 

The service includes all preparation and immediate clinical aftercare (including excision or injection of either tributaries or incompetent perforating veins, or both)

Multiple Operation Rule


(Anaes.)

Fee: $873.20 Benefit: 75% = $654.90 85% = $774.50

(See para TN.8.33 of explanatory notes to this Category)


Extended Medicare Safety Net Cap: $87.35

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