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57541 - Additional Information

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I3 - Diagnostic Radiology
18 - Miscellaneous

Fee for a service rendered using first eligible x-ray procedure carried out during attendance at residential aged care facility, where the service has been requested by a medical practitioner who has attended the patient in person and the request identifies one or more of the following indications:

  1. the patient has experienced a fall and one or more of the following items apply to the service 57509, 57515, 57521, 57527, 57703,  57709, 57712, 57715, 58521, 58524, 58527; or  
  2. pneumonia or heart failure is suspected and item 58503 applies to the service; or
  3. acute abdomen or bowel obstruction is suspected and item 58903 applies to the service.

This call-out fee can be claimed once only per visit at a residential aged care facility irrespective of the number of patients attended.

 NOTE: If the service is bulked billed 95% of the fee is payable. The multiple services rule does not apply to this item.




Bulk bill incentive

Fee: $79.35 Benefit: 75% = $59.55 85% = $67.45

(See para IN.0.19 of explanatory notes to this Category)

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