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* Payable on an Attendance basis

A

AA

(66752)

AAT

(66635)

Abbe flap

  • reconstruction of cleft lip (45701)
  • reconstruction of lip or eyelid (45671)

Abcess

  • incision with drainage, requiring admission (52055)

Abdomen

  • barium X-ray (58909)
  • burst, repair of (30403)
  • closure of and repair of musculoaponeurotic layer (45570)
  • closure of, in conjunction with free tissue transfer or breast
  • reconstruction (45569)
  • x-ray, plain (58903)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm


Abdominal apron

  • wedge excision (30165,30168,30171)
  • aortic aneurysm, endovascular repair of (33116,33119)
  • musculature transfer to greater trochanter (50387)
  • paracentesis (30406)
  • viscera, operations involving laparotomy (30387)
  • wall vitello intestinal remnant, excision of (43942)

Abdomino-perineal resection


Abdomino-vaginal


Abdominoplasty


Abnormal haemoglobins

(65117)

Abortion

  • threatened, treatment of (16505)

Abrasive therapy

(45021,45024)

Abscess

  • anal, drainage of (32174,32175)
  • Bartholin's, incision of (35520)
  • appendiceal, laparotomy for drainage (30394)
  • breast, exploration and drainage (31551)
  • deep, percutaneous drainage (30224)
  • drainage tube, exchange of (30225)
  • extradural, laminectomy for (40309)
  • intra-orbital, drainage of (42572)
  • intracranial, excision of (39903)
  • ischio-rectal, drainage of (32174,32175)
  • laparotomy for drainage of (30394)
  • large, incision and drainage, with GA (30223)
  • liver, open abdominal drainage of (30431)
  • middle ear, operation for (41626)
  • pancreatic, laparotomy, external drainage (30575)
  • pelvic, laparotomy for drainage of (30394)
  • peritonsillar, incision of (41807)
  • prostate, drainage of (37212,37221)
  • retroperitoneal, drainage of (30402)
  • small, incision without drainage *
  • small, incision, drainage, without GA (30219)
  • subperiosteal (43500-43524)
  • subphrenic, laparotomy for drainage (30394)
  • deep, percutaneous drainage (52058)
  • drainage tube, exchange of (52059)
  • large, incision with drainage,requiring admission (52057)

ACB

(71180)

Accessory bone

  • osteotomy or osteectomy of (48400)

ACE

(66758)

Acetabular dysplasia

  • pelvis, bone graft/shelf procedure (50393)

Acetabulum


Acetoacetate

(66500)

Achilles' tendon


Acid phosphatase

(66500)

Acoustic neuroma


ACP

(66500)

ACTH

(66695)

Actinimycetes

(69384)

ACT

(69384)

Acupuncture

  • by a medical practitioner (173-195)
  • at a place other than a hospital (197-199)

Adductors

  • to ischium transfer (50387)

ADE

(69384)

Adhesions

  • division of, via laparoscope (31450,31452,35637)
  • division of, with laparoscopy (30393)
  • division of, with laparotomy (30376,30378,30379)
  • labial, separation of *
  • liver, destruction of by cryotherapy (30419)
  • nasal, division of (41683)
  • pharyngeal, division of (41758)
  • preputial, breakdown of *

Adrenal gland

  • excision of (36500)
  • gland tumour, excision of (30324)
  • hyperplasia, congenital, vaginoplasty for (37851)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone

(66695)

AFB

  • AFB1 (69324)
  • AFB2 (69327)
  • AFB3 (69330)
  • microscopy & culture of sputum - 1 specimen (69324)
  • microscopy & culture of sputum - 2 specimens (69327)
  • microscopy & culture of sputum - 3 specimens (69330)

AFE

(66749)

AH

(65117)

Air contrast study

  • with opaque enema (58921)

Air insufflation

(59763)

AL

(66672)

Alanine aminotransferase, Albumin,

(66500)

ALB

(66500)

Alcohol

(66626)
  • injection of trigeminal nerve/s (39100)
  • local infiltration, nerve or muscle *
  • retrobulbar injection of (42824)

Aldosterone

(66695)

ALDS

(66695)

Alimentary continuity

  • primary restoration (41843)
  • obstruction, neonatal, laparotomy for (43825)

Alimentary tract


Alkaline phosphatase


Allergens


Alopecia

  • hair transplantation for (45560)

ALP

(66500)

Alpha-1-antitrypsin

(66635)

ALPI

(66641)

ALR

(66671)

ALT

(66500)

Alveolar ridge


Amikacin

(66800)

AMIO

66812

AMIT

66812

Amnio-infusion

(16621)

Amniocentesis


Amniotic fluid examination

(66749)

Amputation

  • limb, digit (44325-44376)
  • stump, reamputation of (44376)
  • stump, revision of (46483)
  • stump, trimming of *

AMS

(66500)

AMYL

(66812)

ANA

(71097)

Anaesthetic


Anal canal

  • fissure, operation for, including excision (32150)
  • fistula, excision/repair (32156-32165)
  • fistula, readjustment of Seton (32166)
  • graciloplasty (32203)
  • graciloplasty, insertion of stimulator & electrode (32209)
  • incontinence, Parks' procedure (32126)
  • laser therapy (restriction) (35539,35542,35545)
  • manometry, pelvic floor abnormalities (11830)
  • skin tags or polyps, excision of (32142,32145)
  • sphincter, direct repair of (32129)
  • sphincterotomy, independent, Hirschsprung's (43999)
  • stricture, anoplasty for ( 32123)
  • warts, removal under GA or nerve block (32177,32180)

Anastomosis

  • aorta, congenital heart disease (38706,38709)
  • arterial/venous, independent (32766)
  • arterial/venous, with other operation (32769)
  • arteriovenous, upper or lower limb (34503,34509)
  • facio-hypoglossal/accessory nerve (39503)
  • ileo-rectal, with total colectomy (32012)
  • intrathoracic, congenital heart disease (38727,38730)
  • microvascular, in plastic surgery (45502)
  • oesophageal atresia, neonatal (43855)
  • saphenous vein, for femoral vein bypass (34809)
  • vena cava, for congenital heart disease (38721,38724)

Androstenedione

(66695)

ANDR

66695

Aneurysm

  • cerebrovascular, clipping/reinforcement (39800)
  • intracranial proximal artery clipping (39806)
  • intracranial, ligation cervical vessels (39812)
  • left ventricular, plication of (38506)
  • left ventricular, resection (38507,38508)
  • major artery, replacement/repair (33050-33181)

Angiocardiography

(59903)

Angiofibroma

  • face/neck, removal by laser excision (30190)
  • nasopharyngeal, removal (41767)

Angiography


Angioma


Angioplasty


Angioscopy

(35324,35327)

Angiotensin converting exzyme

(66758)

Ankle

  • achilles tendon, operation for lengthening (49727)
  • achilles tendon, repair of (49718,49721,49724)
  • and foot, tibialis tendon transfer (50339,50342)
  • arthrodesis of (49712)
  • arthroscopic surgery of (49703)
  • arthroscopy of, diagnostic (49700)
  • arthrotomy of (49706)
  • dislocation, treatment of (47063,47066)
  • fracture, treatment of (47594-47603)
  • gastrocnemius aponeurosis, operation for lengthening (49728)
  • jerk test for half relaxation time *
  • ligamentous stabilisation of (49709)
  • major tendon repair (49718)
  • revision arthroplasty (49716,49717)
  • synovectomy of (50312)
  • tibialis tendon transfer (50339,50342)
  • total joint replacement ( 49715)
  • x-ray of (57524)

Annuloplasty


Anophthalmic orbit

  • insertion cartilage/implant (42518)
  • placement of motility integrating peg (42518)
  • removal of implant from socket (42518)
  • socket, treatment as secondary procedure (42521)

Anoplasty for anal stricture

(32123)

Anorectal carcinoma

  • application of formalin (32212)
  • examination, under GA (32171)
  • excision of (32105)
  • malformation, neonatal, laparotomy and colostomy (43822)
  • malformation, paediatric, operations (43960,43963,43966)
  • sensation, measurement of (11830)

Anorectoplasty of anorectal malformation

(43963,43966)

Antegrade pyelography

(58715)

Antenatal

  • attendance (16500)
  • cardiotocography (16514)
  • care, independent of confinement (16500)
  • midwife, nurse or registered Aboriginal Health Worker (16400)

AMO

(69384)

Antepartum haemorrhage


Anterior chamber


Anti - Xa activity

(65147)

Antibody Testing

  • yersinia entercolitica (69384)

Antireflux operations

(30527,30529,30530)

Antrectomy and/or vagotomy

(30497,30503)

Antrobuccal fistula operation

(53015)

Antroscopy of temporomandibular joint

( 53215)

Antrostomy


Antrum

  • drainage of, through tooth socket (41719)
  • intranasal, operation on (41716)
  • intranasal operation, or removal of foreign body (53009)
  • maxillary, lavage of (41704)
  • maxillary, proof puncture, lavage (41698,41701)
  • maxillary, proof puncture and lavage of ( 53003)
  • removal of foreign body from (41716)
  • removal of foreign body from ( 53009)

Anus, dilatation of (Lord's procedure)

(32153)

Aorta

  • anastomosis, congenital heart disease (38706,38709)
  • thoracic, management of rupture/dissection (38572)
  • thoracic, repair/replacement procedures (38550-38571)

Aortic bypass

(32708,32710,32711)
  • endarterectomy (33509)
  • interruption, repair of (38712)
  • valve leaflet/s, decalcification of (38483)

Aorto


Aortopexy

  • for tracheomalacia (43909)

APO

(66536)

Appendiceal abscess

  • laparotomy for drainage (30394)

Appendicectomy

(30571, 30572, 30574)

Appendix

  • ruptured, laparotomy for drainage (30394)

Arachnoidal cyst


Arch Bars


Areola


Arm

  • amputation or disarticulation of (44328)
  • x-ray of (57509)

Arnold Chiari malformation

  • decompression of (40106)

Arrhythmia ablation

(38287, 38290, 38293)
  • surgery (38512-38524)

Arterial

  • anastomosis, not otherwise covered (32766,32769)
  • atherectomy, peripheral (35312)
  • cannulation for infusion chemotherapy, open (34524)
  • catheterisation, peripheral (35317-35321)
  • line for blood pressure monitoring (13876)
  • puncture and blood collection, diagnostic (13839)

Arteries

  • major, access as part of re-operation (35202)

Arteriogram

  • selective, preparation (60927)

Arteriography


Arteriovenous

  • access device, insertion of (34512)
  • access device, prosthetic, correction of (34518)
  • access device, thrombectomy of (34515)
  • anastomosis of upper or lower limb (34503,34509)
  • fistula extremity, surgically created, closure (34130)
  • fistula, dissection and ligation/repair (34112-34127)
  • fistula, ligation of cervical vessel/s (39812)
  • fistula, stenosis of, correction of (34518)
  • malformation, excision of (45039,45042,45045)
  • malformation, intracranial artery clipping of (39806)
  • malformation, intracranial, excision of (39803)
  • malformation, laminectomy, radical excision of (40318)
  • shunt, declotting of (13106)
  • shunt, external, insertion/removal (34500,34506)

Artery

  • anastomosis of, microvascular (45502)
  • bypass grafting, occlusive arterial disease (32700-32763)
  • coeliac, decompression of (34142)
  • coronary, bypass operations (38497-38504)
  • embolectomy of (33800,33803,33806)
  • endarterectomy of (33500-33542)
  • ethmoidal, transorbital ligation of (41725)
  • facial, mandibular or lingual, ligation of (52141)
  • great, ligation/exploration, other (34103)
  • harvesting for coronary bypass (38496)
  • ligation/exploration not otherwise covered (34106)
  • major, of neck, ligation/exploration, other (34100)
  • major, repair of wound of (33815-33839)
  • maxillary, ligation of (52138)
  • maxillary, transantral ligation of (41707)
  • neck, reoperation for bleeding/thrombosis (33842)
  • patch grafting to (33545,33548)
  • popliteal, exploration for popliteal entrapment (34145)
  • temporal, biopsy of (34109)
  • thrombectomy of (33803, 33806)

Arthrectomy


Arthrocentesis


Arthrodesis


Arthrography

(59751)

Arthroplasty


Arthroscopy


Arthrotomy


Artificial

  • bowel sphincter (32220)
  • removal of artificial bowel sphincter. with or without replacement ( 32221)
  • erection device, insertion of (37426,37429)
  • erection device, revision or removal of (37432)
  • insemination services (13203,13209,13221)
  • lens, insertion of (42701)
  • lens, removal of (42704)
  • lens, removal, replacement different lens (42707)
  • lens, repositioning of, open operation (42704)
  • urinary sphincter, insertion (37381, 37384, 37387)
  • urinary sphincter, revision/removal (37390)

Arytenoidectomy with microlaryngoscopy

(41867)

AS

(66827)

ASP

(69384)

AST

(66500)

Aspiration

  • biopsy, bone marrow (30087)
  • biopsy, deep organ, imaging guided (30094)
  • of bladder, needle (37041)
  • of breast cyst *
  • of haematoma (30216)
  • of thoracic cavity (38800, 38803)
  • one or more jaw cysts (45799)

Assistance at operations

(51300-51318)

Assisted reproductive technologies

(13200-13221)

ATH

(65175)

Atherectomy

  • peripheral arterial (35312)

Atresia

  • choanal, repair/correction (45645,45646)
  • external auditory canal, reconstruction (45662)

Atrial chamber/s

  • operations for arrhythmia (38512, 38515)
  • septal defect closure, surgical (38742)
  • septal defect closure, transcatheter approach (38272)
  • septectomy (38739)

Attendance

  • acupuncture (173-199)
  • antenatal (16500)
  • care planning (721-732)
  • case conference, consultant physician (820-838)
  • case conference, consultant psychiatrist (855-866)
  • case conferencing (735-758)
  • consultant occupational physician (385-388)
  • consultant physician (not psychiatry) (110-131)
  • consultant physician treatment and management plan (132-133)
  • consultant psychiatrist (300-352)
  • contact lenses (10801-10816)
  • domiciliary medication management review (900)
  • emergency physician (501-536)
  • family group therapy (170,171,172)
  • focussed psychological strategies (2721-2727)
  • general practitioner (3-51)
  • geriatrician comprehensive assessment and management plan (141-147)
  • health assessments (701,703,705,707,715)
  • incentive items - PIP - general practitioner (2501-2559)
  • incentive items - PIP - other non-preferred (2600-2677)
  • intensive care unit (specialist) (13870,13873)
  • level A (3-20)
  • level B (23-35)
  • level C (36-43)
  • level D (44-51)
  • non-referred (52-96)
  • non-urgent after-hours (5000-5067)
  • other non-referred after hours home visit or consultation at an Institution (other than hospital or RACF) (5220-5267)
  • other non-specialist (52-65, 92-96)
  • prolonged, lifesaving treatment (160-164)
  • public health physicians (410-417)
  • specialist (104-109)
  • telepsychiatry (353-370)
  • urgent - after-hours (597,598)
  • urgent - unsociable hours (599,600)

Attendance, telehealth - clinical support by Midwives

  • less than 20 minutes (82150)
  • at least 20 minutes (82151)
  • at least 40 minutes (82152)

Attendance, telehealth - clinical support by NP's

  • less than 20 minutes (82220)
  • at least 20 minutes (82221)
  • at least 40 minutes (82222)
  • at a RACF less than 20 minutes (82223)
  • at a RACF at least 20 minutes (82224)
  • at a RACF at least 40 minutes (82225)

Attendance, telehealth - clinical support by an PN or AHW

  • on behalf of a medical practitioner (10983)
  • on behalf of a medical practitioner at a RACF (10984)

Attendance, telehealth - clinical support at a RACF


Attendance - Telehealth - Specialist, CP or Psychiatrists

  • anaesthesia (17609)
  • artificial reproductive technology (ART) (13210)
  • consultant occupational therapist (389)
  • consultant physician (CP) (112)
  • consultant psychiatrist (288)
  • geriatric medicine (149)
  • neurosurgery (6016)
  • obstetrics (16399)
  • pain medicine ( 2820)
  • palliative medicine (3015)
  • specialist ( 99)

Attendance, telehealth – GP, Specialist or CP

  • Level A - at consulting rooms (2100)
  • Level A - other than at consulting rooms (2122)
  • Level B - attendance at consulting rooms (2126)
  • Level B - other than at consulting rooms (2137)
  • Level C - at consulting rooms (2143)
  • Level C - other than at consulting rooms (2147)
  • Level D - attendance at consulting rooms (2195)
  • Level D - other than at consulting rooms (2199)

Atticotomy

(41533,41536)

Audiogram

(11309-11318)

Audiometry

  • brain stem evoked response (11300)
  • non-determinate (11306)
  • oto-acoustic emission (11332)

Auditory canal

  • external (41524)
  • external, blind sac closure (41564)
  • meatus, external, removal of exostoses in (41518)
  • meatus, internal, exploration (41599)
  • reconstruction, congenital atresia (45662)
  • removal of foreign body, incision (41503)
  • stenosis, correction of, with meatoplasty (41521)

Augmentation mammaplasty

(45524,45527,45528)

Aural polyp


Autism


Autoconjunctival transplant

(42641)

Avian precipitins (bird fancier's disease)

(69384)

Avulsion

  • penis, repair of (37411)

Axilla


Axillary hyperhidrosis


Axillary sinus


Axillofemoral graft

  • infected, excision of (34172)
last updated 21 August 2009

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