Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2015

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00850

 
Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2015
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 83, 2015
I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 17 June 2015
Peter Cosgrove
Governor‑General
By His Excellency’s Command
Sussan Ley
Minister for Health
 
  
  
  
Contents
1............ Name................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1
5............ Diagnostic imaging services table....................................................... 1
6............ Dictionary........................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Diagnostic imaging services table                              2
Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             2
Division 1.1—Interpretation                                                                                     2
1.1.1...... References to diagnostic imaging services.......................................... 2
Division 1.2—General application provisions                                                 3
Subdivision A—Capital sensitivity                                                                        3
1.2.1...... Application of (K) items and (NK) items............................................ 3
1.2.2...... Age of equipment................................................................................ 3
1.2.3...... Exemptions from capital sensitivity..................................................... 5
1.2.4...... Reconsideration of exemption decisions............................................. 8
1.2.5...... Delegation........................................................................................... 8
Subdivision B—Other provisions                                                                           9
1.2.6...... Meaning of symbols (R) and (NR) in the table.................................... 9
1.2.7...... Who may provide a diagnostic imaging service.................................. 9
1.2.8...... Report requirements for certain services............................................. 9
1.2.9...... Bulk‑billing incentive.......................................................................... 9
1.2.10.... Bulk‑billing—magnetic resonance imaging....................................... 10
1.2.11.... Multiple services—vascular ultrasound............................................ 10
1.2.12.... Multiple services............................................................................... 11
1.2.13.... Application of items—services provided with autologous injections of blood or blood products            13
Part 2—Services and fees                                                                                                14
Division 2.1—Group I1: ultrasound                                                                   14
Subdivision A—General                                                                                         14
2.1.1...... Ultrasound services—eligible services.............................................. 14
2.1.2...... Ultrasound services—R‑type eligible services.................................. 14
Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 4 of Group I1                                                  15
2.1.3...... Certain items taken to include referred by dental practitioner or referring dental practitioner    15
Subdivision C—Subgroup 5 of Group I1: obstetric and gynaecological   38
2.1.4...... Obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound services—limits................. 38
2.1.5...... Obstetric and gynaecological services—referrals and clinical notes.. 38
2.1.6...... Obstetric and gynaecological services—conditions........................... 39
Subdivision D—Subgroup 6 of Group I1: musculoskeletal ultrasound      64
2.1.7...... Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—personal attendance.............. 64
2.1.8...... Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—comparison ultra‑sonography 64
2.1.9...... Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—equipment............................. 64
Division 2.2—Group I2: computed tomography (examination)          80
2.2.1...... CT services—eligible services.......................................................... 80
2.2.2...... CT services—exclusion of attenuation correction and anatomical correlation           80
2.2.3...... CT services—exclusion of acoustic neuroma.................................... 81
2.2.4...... CT services—assessment of headache.............................................. 81
2.2.5...... CT services—number of services..................................................... 81
2.2.6...... Cone bean computed tomography—items 57362 and 57363............ 81
Division 2.3—Group I3: diagnostic radiology                                              94
Subdivision A—General                                                                                         94
2.3.1...... Who must perform diagnostic imaging procedure............................. 94
Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 9 of Group I3                                                  94
Subdivision C—Subgroup 10 of Group I3: radiographic examination of breasts        103
2.3.2...... Mammography services—eligible services..................................... 103
Subdivision D—Subgroups 11 to 14 of Group I3                                           105
Subdivision E—Subgroup 15 of Group I3: fluoroscopic examination    111
Subdivision F—Subgroup 16 of Group I3: preparation for radiological procedure   112
2.3.3...... Preparation of patients for radiological procedures......................... 112
Subdivision G—Subgroup 17 of Group I3: interventional techniques     112
2.3.4...... Meaning of angiography suite........................................................ 112
Division 2.4—Group I4: nuclear medicine imaging                                 114
2.4.1...... Nuclear scanning services—other than PET................................... 114
2.4.2...... PET nuclear scanning services........................................................ 114
2.4.3...... PET nuclear scanning services—performance under personal supervision              115
2.4.4...... PET nuclear scanning services—equipment.................................... 115
2.4.5...... PET nuclear scanning services—statutory declaration.................... 115
Division 2.5—Group I5: magnetic resonance imaging                           128
Subdivision A—General                                                                                       128
2.5.1...... MRI and MRA services—eligible services..................................... 128
2.5.2...... MRI and MRA services—request.................................................. 129
2.5.3...... MRI and MRA services—permissible circumstances for performance 129
2.5.4...... MRI and MRA services—eligible provider.................................... 129
2.5.5...... MRI and MRA services—eligible equipment................................. 129
2.5.6...... MRI and MRA services—partial eligible equipment...................... 130
2.5.7...... MRI and MRA services—meaning of scan.................................... 130
2.5.8...... MRI and MRA services—multiple services................................... 130
2.5.9...... MRI or MRA services—related services that can be claimed in a 12 month period 131
Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 19 of Group I5                                             132
Subdivision C—Subgroup 20 of Group I5: scans of pelvis and upper abdomen for specified conditions               143
2.5.10.... MRI services—limits for certain items............................................ 143
2.5.11.... MRI and MRA services—modifying items.................................... 144
Subdivision D—Subgroups 21 and 22 of Group I5                                        147
Subdivision E—Subgroup 33 of Group I5                                                       148
Subdivision F—Subgroup 34 of Group I5                                                       149
Division 2.6—Group I6: management of bulk‑billed services            151
2.6.1...... Application of items 64990 and 64991........................................... 151
Part 3—Dictionary                                                                                                            154
Schedule 2—Repeals                                                                                                        159
Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2014   159
 
 
 
1  Name
                   This is the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2015.
2  Commencement
                   This instrument commences on 1 July 2015.
3  Authority
                   This instrument is made under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
5  Diagnostic imaging services table
                   For subsection 4AA(1) of the Act, Schedule 1 prescribes a table of diagnostic imaging services.
6  Dictionary
                   The Dictionary in Part 3 of Schedule 1 defines certain words and expressions that are used in this instrument, and includes references to certain words and expressions that are defined elsewhere in this instrument.
Schedule 1—Diagnostic imaging services table
Note:       See section 5.
Part 1—Preliminary
Division 1.1—Interpretation
1.1.1  References to diagnostic imaging services
                   A reference to a diagnostic imaging service in an item in Part 2 includes a reference to the undertaking of the diagnostic imaging procedure used for rendering the service.
Division 1.2—General application provisions
Subdivision A—Capital sensitivity
1.2.1  Application of (K) items and (NK) items
             (1)  Subject to clause 1.2.3, an (NK) item applies to a service that is performed on:
                     (a)  diagnostic imaging equipment:
                              (i)  that has not been upgraded; and
                             (ii)  the age of which exceeds the new effective life age for the equipment; or
                     (b)  diagnostic imaging equipment:
                              (i)  that has been upgraded; and
                             (ii)  the age of which exceeds the maximum extended life age for the equipment.
             (2)  A (K) item does not apply to a service to which an (NK) item applies.
1.2.2  Age of equipment
Age of equipment
             (1)  The date from which the age of equipment is worked out for this instrument is:
                     (a)  the date that the diagnostic imaging equipment was first installed in Australia; or
                     (b)  if the diagnostic imaging equipment was imported as used equipment—the date of manufacture of the oldest component of the equipment.
Life ages
             (2)  The new effective life age and maximum extended life age for equipment are the periods set out in the following table for that type of equipment:
 
Life ages

Item
Column 1
Topic
Column 2
Modality
Column 3
New effective life age (years)
Column 4
Maximum extended life age (years)

1
Ultrasound
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Group I1 in Division 2.1 applies
10
15

2
CT
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Group I2 in Division 2.2 applies
10
15

3
Mammography
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Group I3 (other than Subgroup 10) in Division 2.3 applies
10
15

4
Angiography
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Subgroup 13 of Group I3 in Division 2.3 applies
10
15

5
Rest of diagnostic radiology
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 to 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 or 17 of Group I3 in Division 2.3 applies
15
20

6
Nuclear medicine (excluding PET)
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Group I4 in Division 2.4 applies
10
15

7
MRI
Equipment used to perform a service to which an item in Group I5 in Division 2.5 applies
10
20

Upgrades
             (3)  Diagnostic imaging equipment has been upgraded if:
                     (a)  an additional reasonable investment has been made within the new effective life age for the equipment that improves the overall performance of the imaging system so that it is equivalent to new equipment supplied in Australia at the time of the improvement; or
                    (aa)  in the case of CT or angiography equipment that was not more than 15 years old on 1 January 2015—an additional reasonable investment has been made before 1 January 2016 that improves the overall performance of the imaging system so that it is equivalent to new equipment supplied in Australia at the time of the improvement; or
                     (b)  the equipment is currently accredited under The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ Mammography Quality Assurance Program.
Note:          Proprietors can obtain further information on what constitutes an upgrade from the Department’s website (http://www.health.gov.au/capitalsensitivity).
1.2.3  Exemptions from capital sensitivity
Outer regional, remote and very remote areas
             (1)  An (NK) item does not apply if:
                     (a)  the diagnostic imaging equipment used to perform the service is ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises; and
                     (b)  the diagnostic imaging premises are located in RA2, RA3 or RA4.
Note:       Proprietors can identify what Remoteness Area they fall under at the Department’s DoctorConnect website (http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au). Proprietors should refer to the category names, rather than category numbers as the website uses different category numbers from those specified in this instrument.
             (2)  An (NK) item does not apply if:
                     (a)  the diagnostic imaging equipment used to perform the service is not ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises; and
                     (b)  the diagnostic imaging equipment used to perform the service is ordinarily located, when not in use, at a base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment; and
                     (c)  the base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment is located in RA2, RA3 or RA4.
Note:       Proprietors can identify what Remoteness Area they fall under at the Department’s DoctorConnect website (http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au). Proprietors should refer to the category names, rather than category numbers as the website uses different category numbers from those specified in this instrument.
Inner regional areas
             (3)  An (NK) item does not apply if:
                     (a)  both of the following subparagraphs apply:
                              (i)  the Department has notified the relevant proprietor of the receipt of a valid application for an exemption under subclause (4);
                             (ii)  the Secretary has not made a decision under subclause (4); or
                     (b)  the Secretary has granted an exemption under subclause (4); or
                     (c)  the Secretary has notified the relevant proprietor that the Secretary has refused to grant an exemption under subclause (4), and:
                              (i)  if the proprietor has not yet applied for reconsideration under clause 1.2.4—the period to apply for reconsideration has not yet expired; or
                             (ii)  if the proprietor has applied for reconsideration under clause 1.2.4—the Secretary has not yet notified the proprietor of the Secretary’s reconsideration decision.
             (4)  The Secretary may grant an exemption in writing in respect of diagnostic imaging equipment if the Secretary is satisfied that the diagnostic imaging equipment:
                     (a)  is operated on a rare and sporadic basis; and
                     (b)  provides crucial patient access to diagnostic imaging services.
             (5)  The Secretary must make a decision under subclause (4) within 28 days of the day on which the Department notifies the relevant proprietor of the receipt of a valid application as mentioned in paragraph (3)(a).
             (6)  A relevant proprietor may only apply for an exemption under subclause (4) if the age of the diagnostic imaging equipment exceeds the maximum extended life age for the diagnostic imaging equipment by less than 3 years, and:
                     (a)  all of the following subparagraphs apply:
                              (i)  the diagnostic imaging equipment is ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises;
                             (ii)  the diagnostic imaging premises are located in RA1;
                            (iii)  the diagnostic imaging premises are located in RRMA4 or RRMA5; or
                    (aa)  all of the following subparagraphs apply:
                              (i)  the diagnostic imaging equipment is used to perform a service to which an item in Group I2 in Division 2.2 applies;
                             (ii)  the diagnostic imaging equipment is ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises;
                            (iii)  the diagnostic imaging premises are located in RA1;
                            (iv)  the diagnostic imaging premises are not located in RRMA4 or RRMA5;
                             (v)  while the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2012 was in force, a service performed using the diagnostic imaging equipment at the diagnostic imaging premises was a service performed in a remote location; or
                     (b)  all of the following subparagraphs apply:
                              (i)  the diagnostic imaging equipment is ordinarily located at a base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment when not in use;
                             (ii)  the diagnostic imaging equipment is not ordinarily located at diagnostic imaging premises;
                            (iii)  the base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment is located in RA1;
                            (iv)  the base for mobile diagnostic imaging equipment is located in an area classified as RRMA4 or RRMA5.
Note:       Proprietors can identify what Remoteness Area they fall under at the Department’s DoctorConnect website (http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au). Proprietors should refer to the category names, rather than category numbers as the website uses different category numbers from those specified in this instrument.
             (7)  An application under subclause (6) must be made in writing to the Department.
             (8)  Paragraph (6)(aa) and this subclause are repealed at the end of 30 June 2016.
1.2.4  Reconsideration of exemption decisions
             (1)  If the Secretary refuses to grant an exemption under subclause 1.2.3(4), the proprietor who applied for the exemption may apply to the Secretary for reconsideration of the decision within:
                     (a)  28 days after the date of issue of the notice of the decision to the proprietor; or
                     (b)  if the Secretary is satisfied that special circumstances exist—within such further period (if any) as the Secretary allows.
             (2)  In the application for reconsideration, the proprietor:
                     (a)  must identify the decision for reconsideration and set out the reasons for the application; and
                     (b)  may provide new material for the Secretary to consider.
             (3)  The Secretary must, within 28 days after receipt of an application, reconsider the decision and:
                     (a)  affirm the decision; or
                     (b)  vary the decision; or
                     (c)  set aside the decision and make a decision in substitution for it.
             (4)  The Secretary must notify the proprietor of a reconsideration decision under subclause (3).
1.2.5  Delegation
                   The Secretary may, by written notice, delegate to an APS employee in the Department any of the Secretary’s powers under this Division.
Subdivision B—Other provisions
1.2.6  Meaning of symbols (R) and (NR) in the table
             (1)  An item including the symbol (R) is an R‑type diagnostic imaging service.
             (2)  An item including the symbol (NR) is an NR‑type diagnostic imaging service.
1.2.7  Who may provide a diagnostic imaging service
                   Unless the contrary intention appears, items in this table relating to diagnostic imaging services apply whether the service is provided by:
                     (a)  a medical practitioner; or
                     (b)  a person, other than a medical practitioner, who:
                              (i)  is employed by a medical practitioner; or
                             (ii)  provides the service under the supervision of a medical practitioner in accordance with accepted medical practice.
1.2.8  Report requirements for certain services
             (1)  An item in Part 2 (except an item to which subclause (2) applies) applies only if the providing practitioner gives a report of the service performed to the practitioner, participating midwife or participating nurse practitioner who requested the service.
             (2)  This subclause applies to:
                     (a)  items 55026, 55054, 55130, 55131, 55135, 55136, 55848, 55849, 55850, 55851, 57341, 57345, 59312, 59313, 59314, 59315, 60506, 60507, 60509, 60510, 61109 and 61110, being items of services performed in conjunction with a surgical procedure; and
                     (b)  items 60918 and 60927, being items of service performed in preparation for a radiological procedure.
1.2.9  Bulk‑billing incentive
             (1)  This clause applies if:
                     (a)  a service that is mentioned in an item in Divisions 2.1 to 2.4 of this table is provided; and
                     (b)  the service is not provided in a hospital; and
                     (c)  the service is bulk‑billed.
             (2)  The fee for the service is 95% of the fee mentioned in this table for the service.
             (3)  For paragraph 10(2)(aa) of the Act, the benefit payable is the amount calculated under subclause (2).
Note:          Under subparagraph 6EF(b)(ii) of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975, the medicare benefit payable is 100% of the amount calculated under subclause (2) of this clause.
             (4)  This clause does not apply to the service specified in item 61369 or 61671.
1.2.10  Bulk‑billing—magnetic resonance imaging
             (1)  This clause applies if:
                     (a)  a service that is mentioned in an item in Division 2.5 of this table is provided; and
                     (b)  the service is not provided in a hospital; and
                     (c)  the service is bulk‑billed.
             (2)  The fee for the service is 100% of the fee mentioned in this table for the service.
             (3)  For paragraph 10(2)(aa) of the Act, the benefit payable is the amount calculated under subclause (2).
Note:          Under subparagraph 6EF(b)(ii) of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975, the medicare benefit payable is 100% of the amount calculated under subclause (2) of this clause.
1.2.11  Multiple services—vascular ultrasound
             (1)  If a medical practitioner provides 2 or more vascular ultrasound services for the same patient on the same day, the fees specified for the items that apply to the services are affected as follows:
                     (a)  the second highest fee is reduced by 40%;
                     (b)  any other fee, except the highest, is reduced by 50%.
             (2)  For subclause (1):
                     (a)  if 2 or more applicable fees are equally the highest:
                              (i)  only one of those fees is taken to be the highest fee; and
                             (ii)  the other, or another, highest fee is taken to be the second highest fee; and
                     (b)  if 2 or more fees are equally second highest—any one of those fees may be taken to be the second highest for the purpose of paragraph (1)(b); and
                     (c)  if a reduced fee calculated under subclause (1) is not a multiple of 5 cents—the reduced fee is taken to be the nearest amount that is a multiple of 5 cents.
             (3)  This clause does not apply to the fee specified in item 64990 or 64991.
1.2.12  Multiple services
             (1)  If a medical practitioner renders 2 or more diagnostic imaging services for the same patient on the same day, the fees set out in the items that apply to the services, other than the item with the highest fee, are reduced by $5.
             (2)  If a medical practitioner renders at least one R‑type diagnostic imaging service and at least one consultation service for the same patient on the same day, the highest fee, set out in the items that apply to diagnostic imaging services rendered by the practitioner for that patient on that day, is reduced:
                     (a)  if the fee for the relevant consultation is at least $40—by $35; or
                     (b)  if that fee is less than $40 but more than $15—by $15; or
                     (c)  if that fee is less than $15—by the amount of that fee.
             (3)  For subclause (2), if more than one consultation has occurred, the relevant consultation is the consultation having the highest fee set out in the items that apply to the consultation.
             (4)  If a medical practitioner renders at least one R‑type diagnostic imaging service and at least one non‑consultation service for the same patient on the same day, the highest fee that applies to any diagnostic imaging services performed by the medical practitioner for the same patient on the same day, is reduced by $5.
             (5)  If a medical practitioner renders an R‑type diagnostic imaging service, a consultation and a non‑consultation service for the same patient on the same day, the sum of the reductions under subclauses (2) and (4) must not exceed the highest fee that applies to any diagnostic imaging services rendered by the medical practitioner for the same patient on the same day.
             (6)  Clauses 1.2.11 and 2.5.8 apply, subject to subclauses (7) and (8), in addition to this clause.
             (7)  For clause 1.2.11, if a medical practitioner provides:
                     (a)  2 or more vascular ultrasound services for the same patient on the same day; and
                     (b)  one or more other diagnostic imaging services for that patient on that day;
the amount of the fees payable for the vascular ultrasound services is taken, for this clause, to be an amount payable for one diagnostic imaging service.
             (8)  For clause 2.5.8, if a medical practitioner provides:
                     (a)  2 or more MRI services mentioned in Subgroup 12 or 13 of Division 2.5 in this table for the same patient on the same day; and
                     (b)  one or more other diagnostic imaging services for that patient on that day;
the amount of the fees payable for the MRI services is taken, for this clause, to be an amount payable for one diagnostic imaging service.
             (9)  This clause does not apply to diagnostic imaging services that are rendered in a remote area by a medical practitioner for whom a remote area exemption under section 23DX of the Act is in force for that area.
           (10)  This clause does not apply to the fee specified in item 59103, 59104, 64990 or 64991.
           (11)  In this table:
consultation means a service under an item listed in Divisions 2.1 to 2.14 of the general medical services table.
highest fee means the highest fee specified for an item in the first claim submitted to the Chief Executive Medicare for the services provided.
non‑consultation service means a service under an item listed in the general medical services table other than in Divisions 2.1 to 2.14 of the general medical services table.
1.2.13  Application of items—services provided with autologous injections of blood or blood products
                   An item in the table does not apply to a service mentioned in the item if the service is provided to a patient at the same time as, or in connection with, an injection of blood or a blood product that is autologous.
Part 2—Services and fees
Division 2.1—Group I1: ultrasound
Subdivision A—General
2.1.1  Ultrasound services—eligible services
                   Items in this Division (except items 55600, 55601, 55603 and 55604) apply to an ultrasound service only if the diagnostic imaging procedure used in rendering the service is performed:
                     (a)  by a medical practitioner; or
                     (b)  by a registered sonographer on behalf of a medical practitioner.
2.1.2  Ultrasound services—R‑type eligible services
             (1)  Items in this Division (except items 55600, 55601, 55603 and 55604) marked with the symbol (R) apply to an ultrasound service (the eligible service) only if the service is performed:
                     (a)  under the professional supervision of a specialist or a consultant physician in the practice of his or her specialty who is available:
                              (i)  to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and
                             (ii)  if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; or
                     (b)  under the professional supervision of a practitioner who:
                              (i)  is not a specialist or consultant physician; and
                             (ii)  meets the requirement of subclause (2); and
                            (iii)  is available to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination and, if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; or
                     (c)  in the circumstance mentioned in subclause (3), and under the professional supervision of a practitioner who is available:
                              (i)  to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and
                             (ii)  if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; or
                     (d)  if paragraph (a), (b) or (c) cannot be complied with:
                              (i)  in an emergency; or
                             (ii)  in a location that is not less than 30 kilometres by the most direct road route from another practice where services that comply with paragraph (a) or (b) are available.
             (2)  For subparagraph (1)(b)(ii), the requirement is that, between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered by or on behalf of the practitioner at the location where the eligible service was rendered, and the rendering of those services entitled payment of medicare benefits.
             (3)  For paragraph (1)(c), the circumstance is that, between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered in nursing homes or patients’ residences by or on behalf of the practitioner, and the rendering of those services entitled payment of medicare benefits.
Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 4 of Group I1
2.1.3  Certain items taken to include referred by dental practitioner or referring dental practitioner
                   In items 55005, 55008, 55011, 55028, 55030 and 55032, a reference to a medical practitioner includes a reference to a dental practitioner approved under paragraph (b) of the definition of professional service in subsection 3(1) of the Act.
 
Group I1—Ultrasound

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 1—General

55005
Head, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
54.55

55007
Head, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
18.95

55008
Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
54.55

55010
Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
18.95

55011
Neck, one or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
54.55

55013
Neck, one or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
18.95

55014
Abdomen, ultrasound scan of (including scan of urinary tract when performed), if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(f) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55017, 55038, 55065 or 55067 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
55.65

55016
Abdomen, ultrasound scan of (including scan of urinary tract when performed), if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (NK)
18.95

55017
Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(e) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55014, 55038, 55065 or 55067 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55019
Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (NK)
18.95

55023
Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
54.75

55025
Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
18.95

55026
Ultrasonic cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which any other item in this group applies (R) (NK)
54.55

55028
Head, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
109.10

55029
Head, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
37.85

55030
Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
109.10

55031
Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
37.85

55032
Neck, one or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
109.10

55033
Neck, one or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
37.85

55036
Abdomen, ultrasound scan of (including scan of urinary tract when performed), if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner for ultrasonic examination; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(f) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55017, 55038, 55065 or 55067 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (K)
111.30

55037
Abdomen, ultrasound scan of (including scan of urinary tract when performed), if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (K)
37.85

55038
Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(e) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55017, 55036, 55065 or 55067 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55039
Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (K)
37.85

55048
Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
109.50

55049
Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
37.85

55054
Ultrasonic cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which any other item in this group applies (R) (K)
109.10

55059
Breast, one, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
49.15

55060
Breast, one, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
17.05

55061
Breasts, both, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (NK)
54.55

55062
Breasts, both, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (NK)
18.95

55063
Urinary bladder, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 11917, 55014, 55017, 55036, 55038, 55065, 55067, 55600, 55601, 55603 or 55604 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
49.15

55064
Urinary bladder, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 11917, 55016, 55019, 55037, 55039, 55068, 55069, 55600, 55601, 55603 or 55604 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (NR) (NK)
17.05

55065
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(e) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55014, 55017, 55036 or 55038 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (K)
98.25

55067
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs; and
(e) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 55014, 55017, 55036 or 55038 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
50.25

55068
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (K)
35.00

55069
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the service is not solely a transrectal ultrasonic examination of the prostate gland, bladder base and urethra, or any of those organs (NR) (NK)
17.85

55070
Breast, one, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
98.25

55073
Breast, one, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
34.05

55076
Breasts, both, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (R) (K)
109.10

55079
Breasts, both, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies (NR) (K)
37.85

55084
Urinary bladder, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 11917, 55014, 55017, 55036, 55038, 55065, 55067, 55600, 55601, 55603 or 55604 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (R) (K)
98.25

55085
Urinary bladder, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) within 24 hours of the service, a service mentioned in item 11917, 55016, 55019, 55037, 55039, 55068, 55069, 55600, 55601, 55603 or 55604 is not performed on the same patient by the providing practitioner (NR) (K)
34.05

Subgroup 2—Cardiac

55113
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of symptoms or signs of cardiac failure, or suspected or known ventricular hypertrophy or dysfunction, or chest pain:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (K)
230.65

55114
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of suspected or known acquired valvular, aortic, pericardial, thrombotic or embolic disease or heart tumour:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (K)
230.65

55115
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of symptoms or signs of congenital heart disease:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (K)
230.65

55116
Exercise stress echocardiography performed in conjunction with item 11712:
(a) with:
(i) two‑dimensional recordings before exercise (baseline) from at least 3 acoustic windows; and
(ii) matching recordings from the same windows at, or immediately after, peak exercise; and
(iii) recordings on digital media with equipment permitting display of baseline and matching peak images on the same screen; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (K)
261.65

55117
Pharmacological stress echocardiography performed in conjunction with item 11712:
(a) with:
(i) two‑dimensional recordings before drug infusion (baseline) from at least 3 acoustic windows; and
(ii) matching recordings from the same windows at least twice during drug infusion, including a recording at the peak drug dose; and
(iii) recordings on digital media with equipment permitting display of baseline and matching peak images on the same screen; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (K)
261.65

55118
Heart, two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal examination of, from at least 2 levels, and in more than one plane at each level:
(a) with:
(i) real time colour flow mapping and, if indicated, pulsed wave Doppler examination; and
(ii) recordings on video tape or digital medium; and
(b) not being an intra‑operative service or a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
275.50

55119
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of symptoms or signs of cardiac failure, or suspected or known ventricular hypertrophy or dysfunction, or chest pain:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (NK)
115.35

55120
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of suspected or known acquired valvular, aortic, pericardial, thrombotic or embolic disease or heart tumour:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (NK)
115.35

55121
M‑mode and two‑dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 acoustic windows for the investigation of symptoms or signs of congenital heart disease:
(a) with:
(i) measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques; and
(ii) real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 acoustic windows; and
(iii) recordings on video tape or digital media; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (NK)
115.35

55122
Exercise stress echocardiography performed in conjunction with item 11712:
(a) with:
(i) two‑dimensional recordings before exercise (baseline) from at least 3 acoustic windows; and
(ii) matching recordings from the same windows at, or immediately after, peak exercise; and
(iii) recordings on digital media with equipment permitting display of baseline and matching peak images on the same screen; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (NK)
130.85

55123
Pharmacological stress echocardiography performed in conjunction with item 11712:
(a) with:
(i) two‑dimensional recordings before drug infusion (baseline) from at least 3 acoustic windows; and
(ii) matching recordings from the same windows at least twice during drug infusion, including a recording at the peak drug dose; and
(iii) recordings on digital media with equipment permitting display of baseline and matching peak images on the same screen; and
(b) not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3, or another item in this Subgroup (except items 55118, 55125, 55130 and 55131), applies (R) (NK)
130.85

55125
Heart, two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal examination of, from at least 2 levels, and in more than one plane at each level:
(a) with:
(i) real time colour flow mapping and, if indicated, pulsed wave Doppler examination; and
(ii) recordings on video tape or digital medium; and
(b) not being an intra‑operative service or a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (except items 55026 and 55054) or 3 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
137.75

55130
Intra‑operative two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal echocardiography incorporating Doppler techniques with colour flow mapping and recording onto video tape or digital medium, performed during cardiac surgery incorporating sequential assessment of cardiac function before and after the surgical procedure, not being a service associated with a service to which item 55135 or 55136 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
170.00

55131
Intra‑operative two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal echocardiography incorporating Doppler techniques with colour flow mapping and recording onto video tape or digital medium, performed during cardiac surgery incorporating sequential assessment of cardiac function before and after the surgical procedure, not being a service associated with a service to which item 55135 or 55136 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
85.00

55135
Intra‑operative two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal echocardiography incorporating Doppler techniques with colour flow mapping and recording onto video tape or digital medium, performed during cardiac valve surgery (replacement or repair) incorporating sequential assessment of cardiac function and valve competence before and after the surgical procedure, not being a service associated with a service to which item 55130 or 55131 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
353.60

55136
Intra‑operative two‑dimensional real time transoesophageal echocardiography incorporating Doppler techniques with colour flow mapping and recording onto video tape or digital medium, performed during cardiac valve surgery (replacement or repair) incorporating sequential assessment of cardiac function and valve competence before and after the surgical procedure, not being a service associated with a service to which item 55130 or 55131 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
176.80

Subgroup 3—Vascular

55220
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55221
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55222
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55223
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55224
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55226
Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of extra‑cranial bilateral carotid and vertebral vessels, with or without subclavian and innominate vessels, with or without oculoplethysmography or peri‑orbital Doppler examination, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55227
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra‑abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries or inferior vena cava and iliac veins or of intra‑abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55228
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels or of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55229
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra‑cranial vessels, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55230
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:
(a) by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent; and
(b) performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vascular aetiology for impotence; and
(c) if a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub‑specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is performed, immediately before or for a period during the performance of the service; and
(d) if the specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55232
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:
(a) by spectral analysis of cavernosal tissue of the penis to confirm a diagnosis; and
(b) if indicated, assess the progress and management of:
(i) priapism; or
(ii) fibrosis of any type; or
(iii) fracture of the tunica; or
(iv) arteriovenous malformations; and
84.75

 
(c) if a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub‑specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is performed, immediately before or for a period during the performance of the service; and
(d) if the specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
 

55233
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of surgically created arteriovenous fistula or surgically created arteriovenous access grafts in the upper or lower limbs, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55235
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or veins, or both, including any associated skin marking, for mapping of bypass conduit before vascular surgery, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 applies (R) (NK)
84.75

55236
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow spectral analysis and marking of veins in the lower limbs below the inguinal ligament before varicose vein surgery, including any associated skin marking, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 applies (R) (NK)
55.55

55238
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55244
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55246
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55248
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55252
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55274
Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of extra‑cranial bilateral carotid and vertebral vessels, with or without subclavian and innominate vessels, with or without oculoplethysmography or peri‑orbital Doppler examination, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55276
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra‑abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries or inferior vena cava and iliac veins or of intra‑abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55278
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels or of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55280
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra‑cranial vessels, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55282
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:
(a) by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent; and
(b) performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vascular aetiology for impotence; and
(c) if a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub‑specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is performed, immediately before or for a period during the performance of the service; and
(d) if the specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55284
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:
(a) by spectral analysis of cavernosal tissue of the penis to confirm a diagnosis; and
(b) if indicated, assess the progress and management of:
(i) priapism; or
(ii) fibrosis of any type; or
(iii) fracture of the tunica; or
(iv) arteriovenous malformations; and
(c) if a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub‑specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is performed, immediately before or for a period during the performance of the service; and
(d) if the specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55292
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of surgically created arteriovenous fistula or surgically created arteriovenous access grafts in the upper or lower limbs, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55294
Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or veins, or both, including any associated skin marking, for mapping of bypass conduit before vascular surgery, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 applies (R) (K)
169.50

55296
Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow spectral analysis and marking of veins in the lower limbs below the inguinal ligament before varicose vein surgery, including any associated skin marking, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 applies (R) (K)
111.05

Subgroup 4—Urological

55600
Prostate, bladder base and urethra, l ultrasound scan of, if performed:
(a) personally by a medical practitioner (not being the medical practitioner who assessed the patient as specified in paragraph (c)) using one or more transducer probes that:
(i) have a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 MHz or a nominal frequency range that includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 MHz; and
(ii) can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and
(b) after a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and
(c) on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology, a consultant physician in medical oncology, who has:
(i) examined the patient in the 60 days before the scan; and
(ii) recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R) (K)
109.10

55601
Prostate, bladder base and urethra, l ultrasound scan of, if performed:
(a) personally by a medical practitioner (not being the medical practitioner who assessed the patient as specified in paragraph (c)) using one or more transducer probes that:
(i) have a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 MHz or a nominal frequency range that includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 MHz; and
(ii) can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and
(b) after a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and
(c) on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology, a consultant physician in medical oncology, who has:
(i) examined the patient in the 60 days before the scan; and
(ii) recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R) (NK)
54.55

55603
Prostate, bladder base and urethra, ultrasound scan of, if performed:
(a) personally by a medical practitioner who made the assessment mentioned in paragraph (c) using one or more transducer probes that:
(i) have a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 MHz or a nominal frequency range that includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 MHz; and
(ii) can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and
(b) after a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and
(c) on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a consultant physician in medical oncology who has:
(i) examined the patient in the 60 days before the scan; and
(ii) recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R) (K)
109.10

55604
Prostate, bladder base and urethra, ultrasound scan of, if performed:
(a) personally by a medical practitioner who made the assessment mentioned in paragraph (c) using one or more transducer probes that:
(i) have a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 MHz or a nominal frequency range that includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 MHz; and
(ii) can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and
(b) after a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and
(c) on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a consultant physician in medical oncology who has:
(i) examined the patient in the 60 days before the scan; and
(ii) recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R) (NK)
54.55

Subdivision C—Subgroup 5 of Group I1: obstetric and gynaecological
2.1.4  Obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound services—limits
             (1)  For NR‑type diagnostic imaging services mentioned in an item in this Subdivision, the specified fee for no more than 3 services provided to the same patient in any one pregnancy applies.
             (2)  For any patient, items 55706, 55707, 55708, 55709, 55713, 55714, 55716, 55717, 55718, 55722, 55723, 55726, 55759, 55760, 55762, 55763, 55768, 55769, 55770 and 55771 are applicable only once in a pregnancy.
2.1.5  Obstetric and gynaecological services—referrals and clinical notes
             (1)  A referral for a service mentioned in item 55700, 55701, 55704, 55707, 55710, 55712, 55714, 55718, 55719, 55721, 55722, 55724, 55759, 55760, 55764, 55765, 55768, 55769, 55772 or 55773 must state the relevant condition or clinical indication for the service.
             (2)  If a referral for a service mentioned in item 55712, 55719, 55721, 55724, 55764, 55765, 55772 or 55773 is given by a medical practitioner who has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital, the referral must also state the words ‘non‑metropolitan obstetric privileges’.
             (3)  A medical practitioner’s clinical notes for a service mentioned in item 55702, 55703, 55705, 55708, 55711, 55715, 55716, 55720, 55723, 55725, 55726, 55727, 55762, 55763, 55766, 55767, 55770, 55771, 55774 or 55775 must state the relevant condition or clinical indication for the service.
2.1.6  Obstetric and gynaecological services—conditions
             (1)  The conditions for items 55700, 55701, 55702, 55703, 55704, 55705, 55707, 55708, 55710, 55711, 55714 and 55716, are as follows:
                     (a)  hyperemesis gravidarum;
                     (b)  diabetes mellitus;
                     (c)  hypertension;
                     (d)  toxaemia of pregnancy;
                     (e)  liver or renal disease;
                      (f)  autoimmune disease;
                     (g)  cardiac disease;
                     (h)  alloimmunisation;
                      (i)  maternal infection;
                      (j)  inflammatory bowel disease;
                     (k)  bowel stoma;
                      (l)  abdominal wall scarring;
                    (m)  previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
                     (n)  drug dependency;
                     (o)  thrombophilia;
                     (p)  significant maternal obesity;
                     (q)  advanced maternal age;
                      (r)  abdominal pain or mass;
                      (s)  uncertain dates;
                      (t)  high risk pregnancy;
                     (u)  previous post dates delivery;
                     (v)  previous caesarean section;
                    (w)  poor obstetric history;
                     (x)  suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
                     (y)  risk of miscarriage;
                     (z)  diminished symptoms of pregnancy;
                    (za)  suspected or known cervical incompetence;
                   (zb)  suspected or known uterine abnormality;
                    (zc)  pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
                   (zd)  risk of fetal abnormality.
             (2)  The conditions for items 55718, 55722, 55723 and 55726, are as follows:
                     (a)  known or suspected fetal abnormality or fetal cardiac arrhythmia;
                     (b)  fetal anatomy (late booking or incomplete mid‑trimester scan);
                     (c)  malpresentation;
                     (d)  cervical assessment;
                     (e)  clinical suspicion of amniotic fluid abnormality;
                      (f)  clinical suspicion of placental or umbilical cord abnormality;
                     (g)  previous complicated delivery;
                     (h)  uterine scar assessment;
                      (i)  uterine fibroid;
                      (j)  previous fetal death in utero or neonatal death;
                     (k)  antepartum haemorrhage;
                      (l)  clinical suspicion of intrauterine growth retardation;
                    (m)  clinical suspicion of macrosomia;
                     (n)  reduced fetal movements;
                     (o)  suspected fetal death;
                     (p)  abnormal cardiotocography;
                     (q)  prolonged pregnancy;
                      (r)  premature labour;
                      (s)  fetal infection;
                      (t)  pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
                     (u)  trauma;
                     (v)  diabetes mellitus;
                    (w)  hypertension;
                     (x)  toxaemia of pregnancy;
                     (y)  liver or renal disease;
                     (z)  autoimmune disease;
                    (za)  cardiac disease;
                   (zb)  alloimmunisation;
                    (zc)  maternal infection;
                   (zd)  inflammatory bowel disease;
                    (ze)  bowel stoma;
                    (zf)  abdominal wall scarring;
                    (zg)  previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
                   (zh)  drug dependency;
                    (zi)  thrombophilia;
                    (zj)  gross maternal obesity;
                   (zk)  advanced maternal age;
                    (zl)  abdominal pain or mass.
 
Group I1—Ultrasound

Item
Diagnostic imaging service
Fee ($)

Subgroup 5—Obstetric and gynaecological

55700
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is less than 12 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (R) (K)
60.00

55701
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is less than 12 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (R) (NK)
30.00

55702
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is less than 12 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (NK)
17.50

55703
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is less than 12 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (K)
35.00

55704
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
70.00

 
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (R) (K)
 

55705
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (K)
35.00

55706
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating for the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55709 or 55717 (R) (K)
100.00

55707
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a fetal crown rump length of 45 to 84 mm; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and
(g) the service is not performed with item 55700, 55701, 55702, 55703, 55704, 55705, 55710 or 55711 on the same patient within 24 hours; and
(h) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (K)
70.00

55708
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a crown rump length of 45 to 84 mm; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and
(e) the service is not performed with item 55700, 55701, 55702, 55703, 55704, 55705, 55710 or 55711 on the same patient within 24 hours; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (K)
35.00

55709
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55706 or 55713 (NR) (K)
38.00

55710
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (R) (NK)
35.00

55711
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (NK)
17.50

55712
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated after performance, in the same pregnancy, of a scan mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55713 or 55717 (R) (K)
115.00

55713
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating for the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55709 or 55717 (R) (NK)
50.00

55714
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a fetal crown rump length of 45 to 84 mm; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
35.00

 
(f) nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and
(g) the service is not performed with item 55700, 55701, 55702, 55703, 55704, 55705, 55710 or 55711 on the same patient within 24 hours; and
(h) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (NK)
 

55715
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated after performance, in the same pregnancy, of a scan mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55713 or 55717 (NR) (K)
40.00

55716
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a crown rump length of 45 to 84 mm; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and
17.50

 
(e) the service is not performed with item 55700, 55701, 55702, 55703, 55704, 55705, 55710 or 55711on the same patient within 24 hours; and
(f) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(1) are present (NR) (NK)
 

55717
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55706 or 55713 (NR) (NK)
19.00

55718
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55723 or 55726; and
(g) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(2) are present (R) (K)
100.00

55719
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated after performance, in the same pregnancy, of a scan mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55713 or 55717 (R) (NK)
57.50

55720
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated after performance, in the same pregnancy, of a scan mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55713 or 55717 (NR) (NK)
20.00

55721
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55718, 55722, 55723 or 55726 applies (R) (K)
115.00

55722
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating midwife; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(e) if the patient is referred by a participating midwife—the midwife does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(f) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55723 or 55726; and
(g) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(2) are present (R) (NK)
50.00

55723
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55718 or 55722; and
(e) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(2) are present (NR) (K)
38.00

55724
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55718, 55722, 55723 or 55726 applies (R) (NK)
57.50

55725
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55718, 55722, 55723 or 55726 applies (NR) (K)
40.00

55726
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55718 or 55722; and
(e) one or more of the conditions mentioned in subclause 2.1.6(2) are present (NR) (NK)
19.00

55727
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55718, 55722, 55723 or 55726 applies (NR) (NK)
30.00

55729
Duplex scanning, if:
(a) the service involves:
(i) B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of the umbilical artery; and
(ii) measured assessment of amniotic fluid volume after the 24th week of gestation; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for this procedure; and
(c) there is reason to suspect intrauterine growth retardation or a significant risk of fetal death; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in this group applies;
—examination and report (R) (K)
27.25

55730
Duplex scanning, if:
(a) the service involves:
(i) B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of the umbilical artery; and
(ii) measured assessment of amniotic fluid volume after the 24th week of gestation; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for this procedure; and
(c) there is reason to suspect intrauterine growth retardation or a significant risk of fetal death; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in this group applies;
—examination and report (R) (NK)
13.65

55735
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of medical practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (R) (NK)
63.50

55736
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of medical practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (R) (K)
127.00

55737
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (NR) (NK)
28.50

55739
Pelvis, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(c) a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (NR) (K)
57.00

55759
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(d) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719, 55720, 55762 or 55763 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (K)
150.00

55760
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(d) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719, 55720, 55762 or 55763 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (NK)
75.00

55762
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719, 55720, 55759 or 55760 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (K)
60.00

55763
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719, 55720, 55759 or 55760 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (NK)
30.00

55764
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(d) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy in which item 55759, 55760, 55762 or 55763 has been performed; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719 or 55720 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (K)
160.00

55765
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(d) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy in which item 55759, 55760, 55762 or 55763 has been performed; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719 or 55720 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (NK)
80.00

55766
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner, who is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy in which item 55759, 55760, 55762 or 55763 has been performed; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719 or 55720 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (K)
65.00

55767
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner, who is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(b) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(e) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy in which item 55759, 55760, 55762 or 55763 has been performed; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55713, 55715, 55717, 55719 or 55720 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (NK)
32.50

55768
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the ultrasound confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55770 or 55771; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (K)
150.00

55769
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the ultrasound confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55770 or 55771; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (NK)
75.00

55770
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the ultrasound confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55768 or 55769; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (K)
60.00

55771
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the ultrasound confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(d) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55768 or 55769; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (NK)
30.00

55772
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(c) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
160.00

 
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55768, 55769, 55770 or 55771 has been performed; and
(e) the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is a multiple pregnancy; and
(f) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (K)
 

55773
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non‑metropolitan hospital; and
(c) the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55768, 55769, 55770 or 55771 has been performed; and
(e) the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is a multiple pregnancy; and
(f) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(g) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (R) (NK)
80.00

55774
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(c) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55768, 55769, 55770 or 55771 has been performed; and
(d) the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is a multiple pregnancy; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (K)
65.00

55775
Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy‑related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner who is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner; and
(c) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55768, 55769, 55770 or 55771 has been performed; and
(d) the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is a multiple pregnancy; and
(e) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(f) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55722, 55723, 55724, 55725, 55726 or 55727 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy (NR) (NK)
32.50

Subdivision D—Subgroup 6 of Group I1: musculoskeletal ultrasound
2.1.7  Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—personal attendance
                   Items in this Subdivision apply to a musculoskeletal ultrasound service only if:
                     (a)  the medical practitioner responsible for the conduct and report of the examination personally attends during the performance of the scan and personally examines the patient; or
                     (b)  the service is performed, because of medical necessity, in a location that is more than 30 kilometres by the most direct road route from another practice where services that comply with paragraph (a) are available.
2.1.8  Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—comparison ultra‑sonography
                   The fee applicable for items in this Subdivision includes any views of another part of the patient taken for comparison purposes.
2.1.9  Musculoskeletal ultrasound services—equipment
                   Items in this Subdivision apply only to an ultrasound service performed using an ultrasound system that has available on‑site a transducer capable of operation at a frequency of at least 7.5 MHz.
 
Group I1—Ultrasound

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 6—Musculoskeletal ultrasound

55800
Hand or wrist, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55801
Hand or wrist, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55802
Hand or wrist, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55803
Hand or wrist, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55804
Forearm or elbow, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55805
Forearm or elbow, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55806
Forearm or elbow, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55807
Forearm or elbow, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55808
Shoulder or upper arm, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(e) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) an injury to a muscle, tendon or muscle/tendon junction;
(ii) rotator cuff tear, calcification or tendinosis (biceps, subscapular, supraspinatus, infraspinatus);
(iii) biceps subluxation;
(iv) capsulitis and bursitis;
(v) a mass, including a ganglion;
(vi) an occult fracture;
(vii) acromioclavicular joint pathology (R) (K)
109.10

55809
Shoulder or upper arm, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(e) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) an injury to a muscle, tendon or muscle/tendon junction;
(ii) rotator cuff tear, calcification or tendinosis (biceps, subscapular, supraspinatus, infraspinatus);
(iii) biceps subluxation;
(iv) capsulitis and bursitis;
(v) a mass, including a ganglion;
(vi) an occult fracture;
(vii) acromioclavicular joint pathology (R) (NK)
54.55
 

55810
Shoulder or upper arm, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) an injury to a muscle, tendon or muscle/tendon junction;
(ii) rotator cuff tear, calcification or tendinosis (biceps, subscapular, supraspinatus, infraspinatus);
(iii) biceps subluxation;
(iv) capsulitis and bursitis;
(v) a mass, including a ganglion;
(vi) an occult fracture;
(vii) acromioclavicular joint pathology (NR) (K)
37.85

55811
Shoulder or upper arm, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) an injury to a muscle, tendon or muscle/tendon junction;
(ii) rotator cuff tear, calcification or tendinosis (biceps, subscapular, supraspinatus, infraspinatus);
(iii) biceps subluxation;
(iv) capsulitis and bursitis;
(v) a mass, including a ganglion;
(vi) an occult fracture;
(vii) acromioclavicular joint pathology (NR) (NK)
18.95

55812
Chest or abdominal wall, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55813
Chest or abdominal wall, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55814
Chest or abdominal wall, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55815
Chest or abdominal wall, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55816
Hip or groin, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55817
Hip or groin, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55818
Hip or groin, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55819
Hip or groin, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55820
Paediatric hip examination for dysplasia, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55821
Paediatric hip examination for dysplasia, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55822
Paediatric hip examination for dysplasia one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55823
Paediatric hip examination for dysplasia one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55824
Buttock or thigh, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55825
Buttock or thigh, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55826
Buttock or thigh, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55827
Buttock or thigh, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55828
Knee, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(e) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) abnormality of tendons or bursae about the knee;
(ii) a meniscal cyst, popliteal fossa cyst, mass or pseudomass;
(iii) a nerve entrapment or a nerve or nerve sheath tumour;
(iv) an injury of collateral ligaments (R) (K)
109.10

55829
Knee, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner; and
(e) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) abnormality of tendons or bursae about the knee;
(ii) a meniscal cyst, popliteal fossa cyst, mass or pseudomass;
(iii) a nerve entrapment or a nerve or nerve sheath tumour;
(iv) an injury of collateral ligaments (R) (NK)
54.55

55830
Knee, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) abnormality of tendons or bursae about the knee;
(ii) a meniscal cyst, popliteal fossa cyst, mass or pseudomass;
(iii) a nerve entrapment or a nerve or nerve sheath tumour;
(iv) an injury of collateral ligaments (NR) (K)
37.85

55831
Knee, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) the service is used for the assessment of one or more of the following suspected or known conditions:
(i) abnormality of tendons or bursae about the knee;
(ii) a meniscal cyst, popliteal fossa cyst, mass or pseudomass;
(iii) a nerve entrapment or a nerve or nerve sheath tumour;
(iv) an injury of collateral ligaments (NR) (NK)
18.95

55832
Lower leg, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55833
Lower leg, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55834
Lower leg, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55835
Lower leg, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55836
Ankle or hind foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55837
Ankle or hind foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55838
Ankle or hind foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55839
Ankle or hind foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55840
Mid foot or fore foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55841
Mid foot or fore foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55842
Mid foot or fore foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55843
Mid foot or fore foot, one or both sides, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55844
Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures, not being a part of the musculoskeletal system, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
87.35

55845
Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures, not being a part of the musculoskeletal system, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner, participating nurse practitioner or podiatrist; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
43.70

55846
Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures, not being a part of the musculoskeletal system, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55847
Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures, not being a part of the musculoskeletal system, one or more areas, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

55848
Musculoskeletal cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which any other item in this group applies, and not performed in conjunction with item 55026 or 55054 (R) (K)
109.10

55849
Musculoskeletal cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which any other item in this group applies, and not performed in conjunction with item 55026 or 55054 (R) (NK)
54.55

55850
Musculoskeletal cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, inclusive of a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound service, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial relationship with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner has indicated on a referral for a musculoskeletal ultrasound that an ultrasound guided intervention be performed if clinically indicated; and
(e) the service is not performed in conjunction with item 55026, 55054 or 55800 to 55849 (R) (K)
152.85

55851
Musculoskeletal cross‑sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, inclusive of a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound service, if:
(a) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(b) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial relationship with the providing practitioner; and
(d) the medical practitioner or nurse practitioner has indicated on a referral for a musculoskeletal ultrasound that an ultrasound guided intervention be performed if clinically indicated; and
(e) the service is not performed in conjunction with item 55026, 55054 or 55800 to 55849 (R) (NK)
76.45

55852
Paediatric spine, spinal cord and overlying subcutaneous tissues, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (K)
109.10

55853
Paediatric spine, spinal cord and overlying subcutaneous tissues, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner; and
(c) if the patient is referred by a medical practitioner—the medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
(d) if the patient is referred by a participating nurse practitioner—the nurse practitioner does not have a business or financial arrangement with the providing practitioner (R) (NK)
54.55

55854
Paediatric spine, spinal cord and overlying subcutaneous tissues, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (K)
37.85

55855
Paediatric spine, spinal cord and overlying subcutaneous tissues, ultrasound scan of, if:
(a) the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 applies; and
(b) the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner or participating nurse practitioner (NR) (NK)
18.95

Division 2.2—Group I2: computed tomography (examination)
2.2.1  CT services—eligible services
             (1)  Items in this Division (other than items 57360 and 57361) apply to a CT service that is:
                     (a)  performed under the professional supervision of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology who is available:
                              (i)  to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and
                             (ii)  if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; and
                     (b)  reported by a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology.
             (2)  Items 57360 and 57361 apply to a CT service that is:
                     (a)  performed under the professional supervision of a specialist or consultant physician who is recognised by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography and available:
                              (i)  to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and
                             (ii)  if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; and
                     (b)  reported by a specialist or consultant physician who is recognised by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography.
             (3)  However, items in this Division apply to a CT service that does not comply with the requirements mentioned in subclause (1) or (2) if the service is performed:
                     (a)  in an emergency; or
                     (b)  because of medical necessity, in a remote location.
2.2.2  CT services—exclusion of attenuation correction and anatomical correlation
                   Items in this Division do not apply to a CT service that is performed for the purpose of attenuation correction or anatomical correlation of another diagnostic imaging procedure.
2.2.3  CT services—exclusion of acoustic neuroma
                   If an axial scan is performed for the exclusion of acoustic neuroma, item 56001 or 56007 applies instead of any other item in this table that might be taken to apply to the service.
2.2.4  CT services—assessment of headache
             (1)  If the service mentioned in item 56007 or 56047 is used for the assessment of a headache of a patient to whom this clause applies, the fee mentioned in the item applies only if:
                     (a)  a scan without intravenous contrast medium has been performed on the patient; and
                     (b)  the service is required because the result of the scan is abnormal.
             (2)  This clause applies to a patient who:
                     (a)  is under 50 years; and
                     (b)  is (apart from the headache) otherwise well; and
                     (c)  has no localising symptoms or signs; and
                     (d)  has no history of malignancy or immunosuppression.
2.2.5  CT services—number of services
                   Items 56220 to 56240 and 56619 to 56665 apply once only for a service mentioned in any of those items, regardless of the number of patient attendances required to complete the service.
2.2.6  Cone bean computed tomography—items 57362 and 57363
                   Item 57362 or 57363 applies to the service mentioned in that item only if the service is performed with diagnostic imaging equipment that is not used to perform any other diagnostic imaging service.
Group I2—Computed tomography—examination

Item
Description
Fee ($)

56001
Computed tomography—scan of brain without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 57001 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
195.05

56007
Computed tomography—scan of brain with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the brain before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not being a service to which item 57007 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
250.00

56010
Computed tomography—scan of pituitary fossa with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when performed (R) (K) (Anaes.)
252.10

56013
Computed tomography—scan of orbits with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when performed (R) (K) (Anaes.)
250.00

56016
Computed tomography—scan of petrous bones in axial and coronal planes in 1 mm or 2 mm sections, with or without intravenous contrast medium, with or without scan of brain (R) (K) (Anaes.)
290.00

56022
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
225.00

56028
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both before intravenous contrast injection, when performed (R) (K) (Anaes.)
336.80

56030
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both, with scan of brain, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
225.00

56036
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both, with scan of brain, with intravenous contrast medium, if:
(a) a scan without intravenous contrast medium has been performed; and
(b) the service is required because the result of the scan mentioned in paragraph (a) is abnormal (R) (K) (Anaes.)
336.80

56041
Computed tomography—scan of brain without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 57041 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
98.75

56047
Computed tomography—scan of brain with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the brain before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not being a service to which item 57047 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
126.10

56050
Computed tomography—scan of pituitary fossa with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when performed (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
128.20

56053
Computed tomography—scan of orbits with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when performed (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
128.20

56056
Computed tomography—scan of petrous bones in axial and coronal planes in 1 mm or 2 mm sections, with or without intravenous contrast medium, with or without scan of brain (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
155.45

56062
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
113.15

56068
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both before intravenous contrast injection, when performed (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
168.40

56070
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both, with scan of brain, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
113.15

56076
Computed tomography—scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both, with scan of brain, with intravenous contrast medium, if:
(a) a scan without intravenous contrast medium has been performed; and
(b) the service is required because the result of the scan mentioned in paragraph (a) is abnormal (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
168.40

56101
Computed tomography—scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56801 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
230.00

56107
Computed tomography—scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine)—with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56807 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
340.00

56141
Computed tomography—scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56841 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
116.45

56147
Computed tomography—scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine)—with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56847 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
171.60

56219
Computed tomography—scan of spine, one or more regions with intrathecal contrast medium, including the preparation for intrathecal injection of contrast medium and any associated plain X‑rays, not being a service to which item 59724 or 59275 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
326.20

56220
Computed tomography—scan of spine, cervical region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
240.00

56221
Computed tomography—scan of spine, thoracic region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
240.00

56223
Computed tomography—scan of spine, lumbosacral region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
240.00

56224
Computed tomography—scan of spine, cervical region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the cervical region of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (K) (Anaes.)
351.40

56225
Computed tomography—scan of spine, thoracic region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the thoracic region of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (K) (Anaes.)
351.40

56226
Computed tomography—scan of spine, lumbosacral region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the lumbosacral region of the spine prior to intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (K) (Anaes.)
351.40

56227
Computed tomography—scan of spine, cervical region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
122.50

56228
Computed tomography—scan of spine, thoracic region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
122.50

56229
Computed tomography—scan of spine, lumbosacral region, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
122.50

56230
Computed tomography—scan of spine, cervical region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans to the cervical region of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
177.45

56231
Computed tomography—scan of spine, thoracic region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans to the cervical region of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
177.45

56232
Computed tomography—scan of spine, lumbosacral region, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans to the lumbosacral region of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
177.45

56233
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 2 examinations of the kind referred to in items 56220, 56221 and 56223, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
240.00

56234
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 2 examinations of the kind referred to in items 56224, 56225 and 56226, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of these regions of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (K) (Anaes.)
351.40

56235
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 2 examinations of the kind referred to in items 56227, 56228 and 56229, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
122.45

56236
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 2 examinations of the kind referred to in items 56230, 56231 and 56232, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of these regions of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
177.45

56237
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 3 regions cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
240.00

56238
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 3 regions, cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of these regions of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (K) (Anaes.)
351.40

56239
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 3 regions, cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral, without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
122.45

56240
Computed tomography—scan of spine, 3 regions, cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of these regions of the spine before intravenous contrast injection when undertaken (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
177.45

56259
Computed tomography—scan of spine, one or more regions with intrathecal contrast medium, including the preparation for intrathecal injection of contrast medium and any associated plain X‑rays, not being a service to which item 59724 or 59275 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
164.80

56301
Computed tomography—scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56801 or 57001 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
295.00

56307
Computed tomography—scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall or pleura and upper abdomen before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56807 or 57007 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
400.00

56341
Computed tomography—scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56841 or 57041 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
149.45

56347
Computed tomography—scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall or pleura and upper abdomen before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56847 or 57047 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
202.00

56401
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56301, 56501, 56801 or 57001 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
250.00

56407
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest), with intravenous contrast medium, and with any scans of upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest) before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56307, 56507, 56807 or 57007 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
360.00

56409
Computed tomography—scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) without intravenous contrast medium not being a service associated with a service to which item 56401 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
250.00

56412
Computed tomography—scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis), with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56407 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
360.00

56441
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56341, 56541, 56841 or 57041 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
126.80

56447
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest), with intravenous contrast medium, and with any scans of upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest) before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not being a service to which item 56347, 56547, 56847 or 57047 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
181.50

56449
Computed tomography—scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) without intravenous contrast medium not being a service associated with a service to which item 56441 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
126.80

56452
Computed tomography—scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis), with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) before intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56447 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
181.50

56501
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen and pelvis without intravenous contrast medium, not for the purposes of virtual colonoscopy and not being a service to which item 56801 or 57001 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
385.00

56507
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of upper abdomen and pelvis before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not for the purposes of virtual colonoscopy and not being a service to which item 56807 or 57007 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
480.05

56541
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen and pelvis without intravenous contrast medium, not for the purposes of virtual colonoscopy and not being a service to which item 56841 or 57041 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
193.15

56547
Computed tomography—scan of upper abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of upper abdomen and pelvis before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not for the purposes of virtual colonoscopy and not being a service to which item 56847 or 57047 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
243.75

56552
Computed tomography—scan of colon for exclusion of colorectal neoplasia in symptomatic or high risk patients if:
(a) the patient has had an incomplete colonoscopy in the 3 months before the scan; and
(b) the date of incomplete colonoscopy is set out on the request for scan; and
(c) the service is not a service to which item 56301, 56307, 56401, 56407, 56409, 56412, 56501, 56507, 56801, 56807 or 57001 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
600.00

56554
Computed tomography—scan of colon for exclusion of colorectal neoplasia in symptomatic or high risk patients if:
(a) the request for scan states that one of the following contraindications to colonoscopy is present:
(i) suspected perforation of the colon;
(ii) complete or high‑grade obstruction that will not allow passage of the scope; and
(b) the service must not be a service to which item 56301, 56307, 56401, 56407, 56409, 56412, 56501, 56507, 56801, 56807 or 57001 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
600.00

56619
Computed tomography—scan of extremities, one or more regions without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.)
220.00

56625
Computed tomography—scan of extremities, one or more regions with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of extremities before intravenous contrast injection, when performed (R) (K) (Anaes.)
334.65

56659
Computed tomography—scan of extremities, one or more regions without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
112.10

56665
Computed tomography—scan of extremities, one or more regions with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of extremities before intravenous contrast injection, when performed (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
167.40

56801
Computed tomography—scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
466.55

56807
Computed tomography—scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissue of neck before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
560.00

56841
Computed tomography—scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
233.35

56847
Computed tomography—scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissue of neck before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
283.85

57001
Computed tomography—scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
466.65

57007
Computed tomography—scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of brain and chest and upper abdomen before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
567.75

57041
Computed tomography—scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
233.40

57047
Computed tomography—scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of brain and chest and upper abdomen before intravenous contrast injection, when performed, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification or image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
283.90

57201
Computed tomography—pelvimetry (R) (K) (Anaes.)
155.20

57247
Computed tomography—pelvimetry (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
77.55

57341
Computed tomography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
470.00

57345
Computed tomography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
241.60

57350
Computed tomography—spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium including any scans performed before intravenous contrast injection—one or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, with hardcopy recording of multiple projections, if:
(a) the service is not a service to which another item in this group applies; and
(b) the service is performed for the exclusion of arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm or embolism; and
(c) the service has not been performed on the same patient within the previous 12 months; and
(d) the service is not a study performed to image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
510.00

57351
Computed tomography—spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium, including any scans performed before intravenous contrast injection—one or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, with hardcopy recording of multiple projections, if:
(a) the service is not a service to which another item in this group applies; and
(b) the service is performed for the exclusion of acute or recurrent pulmonary embolism, acute symptomatic arterial occlusion, post‑operative complication of arterial surgery, acute ruptured aneurysm, or acute dissection of the aorta, carotid or vertebral artery; and
(c) a service to which item 57350 or 57355 applies has been performed on the same patient within the previous 12 months; and
(d) the service is not a study performed to image the coronary arteries (R) (K) (Anaes.)
510.00

57355
Computed tomography—spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium including any scans performed before intravenous contrast injection—one or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, with hardcopy recording of multiple projections, if:
(a) the service is not a service to which another item in this group applies; and
(b) the service is performed for the exclusion of arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm or embolism; and
(c) the service has not been performed on the same patient within the previous 12 months; and
(d) the service is not a study performed to image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
264.15

57356
Computed tomography—spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium, including any scans performed before intravenous contrast injection—one or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, with hardcopy recording of multiple projections, if:
(a) the service is not a service to which another item in this group applies; and
(b) the service is performed for the exclusion of acute or recurrent pulmonary embolism, acute symptomatic arterial occlusion, post‑operative complication of arterial surgery, acute ruptured aneurysm, or acute dissection of the aorta, carotid or vertebral artery; and
(c) the service to which item 57350 or 57355 applies has been performed on the same patient within the previous 12 months; and
(d) the service is not a study performed to image the coronary arteries (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
264.15

57360
Computed tomography of the coronary arteries performed on a minimum of a 64 slice (or equivalent) scanner if:
(a) the request is made by a specialist or consultant physician; and
(b) one of the following subparagraphs applies to the patient:
(i) the patient has stable symptoms consistent with coronary ischaemia, is at low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease and would have been considered for coronary angiography;
(ii) the patient requires exclusion of coronary artery anomaly or fistula;
(iii) the patient will be undergoing non‑coronary cardiac surgery (R) (K) (Anaes.)
700.00

57361
Computed tomography of the coronary arteries performed on a minimum of a 64 slice (or equivalent) scanner if:
(a) the request is made by a specialist or consultant physician; and
(b) one of the following applies to the patient:
(i) the patient has stable symptoms consistent with coronary ischaemia, is at low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease and would have been considered for coronary angiography;
(ii) the patient requires exclusion of coronary artery anomaly or fistula;
(iii) the patient will be undergoing non‑coronary cardiac surgery (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
350.00

57362
Cone beam computed tomography—dental and temporo‑mandibular joint imaging (without contrast medium) for diagnosis and management of any of the following:
(a) mandibular and dento‑alveolar fractures;
(b) dental implant planning;
(c) orthodontics;
(d) endodontic conditions;
(e) periodontal conditions;
(f) temporo‑mandibular joint conditions
Payable once per patient per day, not being for a service to which any of items 57959 to 57969 apply, and not being a service associated with another service in Group I2 (R) (K) (Anaes.)
113.15

57363
Cone beam computed tomography—dental and temporo‑mandibular joint imaging (without contrast medium) for diagnosis and management of any of the following:
(a) mandibular and dento‑alveolar fractures;
(b) dental implant planning;
(c) orthodontics;
(d) endodontic conditions;
(e) periodontal conditions;
(f) temporo‑mandibular joint conditions
Payable once per patient per day, not being for a service to which any of items 57959 to 57969 apply, and not being a service associated with services in Group I2 (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
56.60

Division 2.3—Group I3: diagnostic radiology
Subdivision A—General
2.3.1  Who must perform diagnostic imaging procedure
             (1)  For a service mentioned in an item in Subdivision B, D, E or G of this Division, a diagnostic imaging procedure must be performed by:
                     (a)  a medical practitioner; or
                     (b)  a person registered as a medical radiation practitioner under a law of a State or Territory who:
                              (i)  is employed by a medical practitioner; or
                             (ii)  provides the service under the supervision of a medical practitioner in accordance with accepted medical practice.
             (2)  However, for a service mentioned in items 57901 to 57969, a diagnostic imaging procedure may also be performed by a dental practitioner who:
                     (a)  may request the service because of the operation of subsection 16B(2) of the Act; and
                     (b)  either:
                              (i)  is employed by a medical practitioner; or
                             (ii)  provides the service under the supervision of a medical practitioner in accordance with accepted medical practice.
             (3)  Subclauses (1) and (2) do not apply if the procedure is performed:
                     (a)  in RA2, RA3 or RA4; or
                     (b)  in:
                              (i)  RA1; and
                             (ii)  RRMA4 or RRMA5.
Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 9 of Group I3
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiology

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 1—Radiographic examination of extremities

57506
Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (NR) (K)
29.75

57509
Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (R) (K)
39.75

57512
Hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (NR) (K)
40.50

57515
Hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (R) (K)
54.00

57518
Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (NR) (K)
32.50

57521
Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (R) (K)
43.40

57524
Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (NR) (K)
49.40

57527
Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (R) (K)
65.75

57529
Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (NR) (NK)
14.90

57530
Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (R) (NK)
19.90

57532
Hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (NR) (NK)
20.25

57533
Hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (R) (NK)
27.00

57535
Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (NR) (NK)
16.25

57536
Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (R) (NK)
21.70

57538
Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (NR) (NK)
24.70

57539
Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (R) (NK)
32.90

Subgroup 2—Radiographic examination of shoulder or pelvis

57700
Shoulder or scapula (NR) (K)
40.50

57702
Shoulder or scapula (NR) (NK)
20.25

57703
Shoulder or scapula (R) (K)
54.00

57705
Shoulder or scapula (R) (NK)
27.00

57706
Clavicle (NR) (K)
32.50

57708
Clavicle (NR) (NK)
16.25

57709
Clavicle (R) (K)
43.40

57711
Clavicle (R) (NK)
21.70

57712
Hip joint (R) (K)
47.15

57714
Hip joint (R) (NK)
23.60

57715
Pelvic girdle (R) (K)
60.90

57717
Pelvic girdle (R) (NK)
30.45

57721
Femur, internal fixation of neck or intertrochanteric (pertrochanteric) fracture (R) (K)
99.25

57723
Femur, internal fixation of neck or intertrochanteric (pertrochanteric) fracture (R) (NK)
49.65

Subgroup 3—Radiographic examination of head

57901
Skull, not in association with item 57902 or 57914 (R) (K)
64.50

57902
Cephalometry, not in association with item 57901 or 57911 (R) (K)
64.50

57903
Sinuses (R) (K)
47.30

57906
Mastoids (R) (K)
64.50

57909
Petrous temporal bones (R) (K)
64.50

57911
Skull, not in association with item 57902 or 57914 (R) (NK)
32.25

57912
Facial bones—orbit, maxilla or malar, any or all (R) (K)
47.15

57914
Cephalometry, not in association with item 57901 or 57911 (R) (NK)
32.25

57915
Mandible, not by orthopantomography technique (R) (K)
47.15

57917
Sinuses (R) (NK)
23.65

57918
Salivary calculus (R) (K)
47.15

57920
Mastoids (R) (NK)
32.25

57921
Nose (R) (K)
47.15

57923
Petrous temporal bones (R) (NK)
32.25

57924
Eye (R) (K)
47.15

57926
Facial bones—orbit, maxilla or malar, any or all (R) (NK)
23.60

57927
Temporo‑mandibular joints (R) (K)
49.65

57929
Mandible, not by orthopantomography technique (R) (NK)
23.60

57930
Teeth—single area (R) (K)
32.90

57932
Salivary calculus (R) (NK)
23.60

57933
Teeth—full mouth (R) (K)
78.25

57935
Nose (R) (NK)
23.60

57938
Eye (R) (NK)
23.60

57939
Palato‑pharyngeal studies with fluoroscopic screening (R) (K)
64.50

57941
Temporo‑mandibular joints (R) (NK)
24.85

57942
Palato‑pharyngeal studies without fluoroscopic screening (R) (K)
49.65

57944
Teeth—single area (R) (NK)
16.45

57945
Larynx, lateral airways and soft tissues of the neck, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939, 57942, 57950 or 57953 applies (R) (K)
43.40

57947
Teeth—full mouth (R) (NK)
39.15

57950
Palato‑pharyngeal studies with fluoroscopic screening (R) (NK)
32.25

57953
Palato‑pharyngeal studies without fluoroscopic screening (R) (NK)
24.85

57956
Larynx, lateral airways and soft tissues of the neck, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939, 57942, 57950 or 57953 applies (R) (NK)
21.70

57959
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of trauma, infection, tumour or a congenital or surgical condition of the teeth or maxillofacial region (R) (NK)
23.70

57960
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of trauma, infection, tumour or a congenital or surgical condition of the teeth or maxillofacial region (R) (K)
47.40

57962
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of any of the following conditions, if the signs and symptoms of the condition is present:
(a) impacted teeth;
(b) caries;
(c) periodontal pathology;
(d) periapical pathology (R) (NK)
23.70

57963
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of any of the following conditions, if the signs and symptoms of the condition is present:
(a) impacted teeth;
(b) caries;
(c) periodontal pathology;
(d) periapical pathology (R) (K)
47.40

57965
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of missing or crowded teeth, or developmental anomalies of the teeth or jaws (R) (NK)
23.70

57966
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of missing or crowded teeth, or developmental anomalies of the teeth or jaws (R) (K)
47.40

57968
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of temporo‑mandibular joint arthroses or dysfunction (R) (NK)
23.70

57969
Orthopantomography for diagnosis or management (or both) of temporo‑mandibular joint arthroses or dysfunction (R) (K)
47.40

Subgroup 4—Radiographic examination of spine

58100
Spine—cervical (R) (K)
67.15

58102
Spine—cervical (R) (NK)
33.60

58103
Spine—thoracic (R) (K)
55.10

58105
Spine—thoracic (R) (NK)
27.55

58106
Spine—lumbosacral (R) (K)
77.00

58108
Spine—4 regions, cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal (R) (K)
110.00

58109
Spine—sacrococcygeal (R) (K)
47.00

58111
Spine—lumbosacral (R) (NK)
38.50

58112
Spine—2 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117 (R) (K)
97.25

58114
Spine—4 regions, cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal (R) (NK)
55.00

58115
Spine—3 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117 (R) (K)
110.00

58117
Spine—sacrococcygeal (R) (NK)
23.50

58120
Spine—4 regions, cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal, if the service to which item 58120, 58121, 58126 or 58127 applies has not been performed on the same patient within the same calendar year (R) (K)
110.00

58121
Spine—3 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117, if the service to which item 58120, 58121, 58126 or 58127 applies has not been performed on the same patient within the same calendar year (R) (K)
110.00

58123
Spine—2 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117 (R) (NK)
48.65

58124
Spine—3 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117 (R) (NK)
55.00

58126
Spine—4 regions, cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral and sacrococcygeal, if the service to which item 58120, 58121, 58126 or 58127 applies has not been performed on the same patient within the same calendar year (R) (NK)
55.00

58127
Spine—3 examinations of the kind mentioned in items 58100, 58102, 58103, 58105, 58106, 58109, 58111 and 58117, if the service to which item 58120, 58121, 58126 or 58127 applies has not been performed on the same patient within the same calendar year (R) (NK)
55.00

Subgroup 5—Bone age study and skeletal survey

58300
Bone age study (R) (K)
40.10

58302
Bone age study (R) (NK)
20.05

58306
Skeletal survey (R) (K)
89.40

58308
Skeletal survey (R) (NK)
44.70

Subgroup 6—Radiographic examination of thoracic region

58500
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (NR) (K)
35.35

58502
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (NR) (NK)
17.70

58503
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (R) (K)
47.15

58505
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (R) (NK)
23.60

58506
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography with fluoroscopic screening (R) (K)
60.75

58508
Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography with fluoroscopic screening (R) (NK) (K)
30.40

58509
Thoracic inlet or trachea (R) (K)
39.75

58511
Thoracic inlet or trachea (R) (NK)
19.90

58521
Left ribs, right ribs or sternum (R) (K)
43.40

58523
Left ribs, right ribs or sternum (R) (NK)
21.70

58524
Left and right ribs, left ribs and sternum, or right ribs and sternum (R) (K)
56.50

58526
Left and right ribs, left ribs and sternum, or right ribs and sternum (R) (NK)
28.25

58527
Left ribs, right ribs and sternum (R) (K)
69.40

58529
Left ribs, right ribs and sternum (R) (NK)
34.70

Subgroup 7—Radiographic examination of urinary tract

58700
Plain renal only (R) (K)
46.05

58702
Plain renal only (R) (NK)
23.05

58706
Intravenous pyelography, with or without preliminary plain films and with or without tomography (R) (K)
157.90

58708
Intravenous pyelography, with or without preliminary plain films and with or without tomography (R) (NK)
78.95

58715
Antegrade or retrograde pyelography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, one side (R) (K)
151.55

58717
Antegrade or retrograde pyelography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, one side (R) (NK)
75.80

58718
Retrograde cystography or retrograde urethrography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
126.10

58720
Retrograde cystography or retrograde urethrography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
63.05

58721
Retrograde micturating cysto‑urethrography, with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
138.25

58723
Retrograde micturating cysto‑urethrography, with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
69.15

Subgroup 8—Radiographic examination of alimentary tract and biliary system

58900
Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58911, 58912, 58914, 58915, 58917, 58924 or 58926 applies (NR) (K)
35.70

58902
Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58911, 58912, 58914, 58915, 58917, 58924 or 58926 applies (NR) (NK)
17.85

58903
Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58911, 58912, 58914, 58915, 58917, 58924 or 58926 applies (R) (K)
47.60

58905
Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58911,58912, 58914, 58915, 58917, 58924 or 58926 applies (R) (NK)
23.80

58909
Barium or other opaque meal of one or more of pharynx, oesophagus, stomach or duodenum, with or without preliminary plain films of pharynx, chest or duodenum, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939, 57942, 57945, 57950, 57953 or 57956 applies (R) (K)
89.95

58911
Barium or other opaque meal of one or more of pharynx, oesophagus, stomach or duodenum, with or without preliminary plain films of pharynx, chest or duodenum, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939, 57942, 57945, 57950, 57953 or 57956 applies (R) (NK)
45.00

58912
Barium or other opaque meal of oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and follow through to colon, with or without screening of chest and with or without preliminary plain film (R) (K)
110.25

58914
Barium or other opaque meal of oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and follow through to colon, with or without screening of chest and with or without preliminary plain film (R) (NK)
55.15

58915
Barium or other opaque meal, small bowel series only, with or without preliminary plain film (R) (K)
78.95

58916
Small bowel enema, barium or other opaque study of the small bowel, including duodenal intubation, with or without preliminary plain films, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30488 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
138.50

58917
Barium or other opaque meal, small bowel series only, with or without preliminary plain film (R) (NK)
39.50

58920
Small bowel enema, barium or other opaque study of the small bowel, including duodenal intubation, with or without preliminary plain films, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30488 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
69.25

58921
Opaque enema, with or without air contrast study and with or without preliminary plain films (R) (K)
135.25

58923
Opaque enema, with or without air contrast study and with or without preliminary plain films (R) (NK)
67.65

58924
Graham’s test (cholecystography), with preliminary plain films and with or without tomography (R) (K)
84.05

58926
Graham’s test (cholecystography), with preliminary plain films and with or without tomography (R) (NK)
42.05

58927
Cholegraphy direct, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30439 applies (R) (K)
76.45

58929
Cholegraphy direct, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30439 applies (R) (NK)
38.25

58933
Cholegraphy, percutaneous transhepatic, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K)
205.60

58935
Cholegraphy, percutaneous transhepatic, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK)
102.80

58936
Cholegraphy, drip infusion, with or without preliminary plain films, with preparation and contrast injection and with or without tomography (R) (K)
195.95

58938
Cholegraphy, drip infusion, with or without preliminary plain films, with preparation and contrast injection and with or without tomography (R) (NK)
98.00

58939
Defaecogram (R) (K)
139.30

58941
Defaecogram (R) (NK)
69.65

Subgroup 9—Radiographic examination for localisation of foreign bodies

59103
Localisation of foreign body, if provided in conjunction with a service mentioned in Subgroups 1 to 12 of Group I3 (R) (K)
21.30

59104
Localisation of foreign body, if provided in conjunction with a service mentioned in Subgroups 1 to 12 of Group I3 (R) (NK)
10.65

Subdivision C—Subgroup 10 of Group I3: radiographic examination of breasts
2.3.2  Mammography services—eligible services
                   Items in this Subdivision apply only to a mammography service performed:
                     (a)  under the professional supervision of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology who is available:
                              (i)  to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and
                             (ii)  if necessary, to attend on the patient personally; or
                     (b)  if paragraph (a) cannot be complied with:
                              (i)  in an emergency; or
                             (ii)  because of medical necessity, in a remote location.
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiography

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 10—Radiographic examination of breasts

59300
Mammography of both breasts if there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy because of:
(a) the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or
(b) symptoms or indications of malignancy found on examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (K)
89.50

59301
Mammography of both breasts if there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy because of:
(a) the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or
(b) symptoms or indications of malignancy found on examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (NK)
44.75

59303
Mammography of one breast if:
(a) the patient is referred with a specific request for a unilateral mammogram; and
(b) there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy because of:
(i) the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or
(ii) symptoms or indications of malignancy found on examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (K)
53.95

59304
Mammography of one breast if:
(a) the patient is referred with a specific request for a unilateral mammogram; and
(b) there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy because of:
(i) the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or
(ii) symptoms or indications of malignancy found on examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (NK)
27.00

59306
Mammary ductogram (galactography)—one breast (R) (K)
100.30

59307
Mammary ductogram (galactography)—one breast (R) (NK)
50.15

59309
Mammary ductogram (galactography)—2 breasts (R) (K)
200.60

59310
Mammary ductogram (galactography)—2 breasts (R) (NK)
100.30

59312
Radiographic examination of both breasts, in conjunction with a surgical procedure on each breast, using interventional techniques (R) (K)
87.00

59313
Radiographic examination of both breasts, in conjunction with a surgical procedure on each breast, using interventional techniques (R) (NK)
43.50

59314
Radiographic examination of one breast, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques (R) (K)
52.50

59315
Radiographic examination of one breast, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques (R) (NK)
26.25

59318
Radiographic examination of excised breast tissue to confirm satisfactory excision of one or more lesions in one breast or both following pre‑operative localisation in conjunction with a service under item 31536 (R) (K)
47.05

59319
Radiographic examination of excised breast tissue to confirm satisfactory excision of one or more lesions in one breast or both following pre‑operative localisation in conjunction with a service under item 31536 (R) (NK)
23.55

Subdivision D—Subgroups 11 to 14 of Group I3
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiography

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 11—Radiographic examination in connection with pregnancy

59503
Pelvimetry, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57201 applies (R) (K)
89.40

59504
Pelvimetry, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57201 or 57247 applies (R) (NK)
44.70

Subgroup 12—Radiographic examination with opaque or contrast media

59700
Discography, each disc, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
96.55

59701
Discography, each disc, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
48.30

59703
Dacryocystography, one side, with or without preliminary plain film and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K)
75.90

59704
Dacryocystography, one side, with or without preliminary plain film and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK)
37.95

59712
Hysterosalpingography, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
113.70

59713
Hysterosalpingography, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
56.85

59715
Bronchography, one side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
143.55

59716
Bronchography, one side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
71.80

59718
Phlebography, one side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K) (Anaes.)
134.65

59719
Phlebography, one side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
67.35

59724
Myelography, one or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56219 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
226.45

59725
Myelography, one or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56219 or 56259 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
113.25

59733
Sialography, one side, with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57918 or 57932 applies (R) (K)
107.70

59734
Sialography, one side, with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57918 or 57932 applies (R) (NK)
53.85

59736
Vasoepididymography, one side (R) (K)
62.00

59737
Vasoepididymography, one side (R) (NK)
31.00

59739
Sinogram or fistulogram, one or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K)
73.75

59740
Sinogram or fistulogram, one or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK)
36.90

59751
Arthrography, each joint, excluding the facet (zygapophyseal) joints of the spine, single or double contrast study, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K)
139.15

59752
Arthrography, each joint, excluding the facet (zygapophyseal) joints of the spine, single or double contrast study, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK)
69.60

59754
Lymphangiography, one or both sides, with preliminary plain films and follow‑up radiography and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (K)
219.35

59755
Lymphangiography, one or both sides, with preliminary plain films and follow‑up radiography and with preparation and contrast injection (R) (NK)
109.70

59760
Peritoneogram (herniography) with or without contrast medium including preparation—performed on a person over 14 years of age (R) (K)
115.15

59761
Peritoneogram (herniography) with or without contrast medium including preparation—performed on a person over 14 years of age (R) (NK)
57.60

59763
Air insufflation during video—fluoroscopic imaging including associated consultation (R) (K)
133.90

59764
Air insufflation during video—fluoroscopic imaging including associated consultation (R) (NK)
66.95

Subgroup 13—Angiography

59903
Angiocardiography, including the service mentioned in item 59970, 59974, 61109 or 61110, not being a service to which item 59912 or 59925 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
114.55

59912
Selective coronary arteriography, including the service mentioned in item 59970, 59974, 61109 or 61110, not being a service to which item 59903 or 59925 applies (R) (K) (Anaes.)
305.20

59925
Selective coronary arteriography and angiocardiography, including a service mentioned in item 59903, 59912, 59970, 59974, 61109 or 61110 (R) (K) (Anaes.)
362.45

59970
Angiography or digital subtraction angiography, or both, with fluoroscopy and image acquisition, using a mobile image intensifier, including any preliminary plain films, preparation and contrast injection—one or more regions (R) (K) (Anaes.)
168.30

59971
Angiocardiography, including the service mentioned in item 59970, 59974, 61109 or 61110, not being a service to which item 59972 or 59973 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
57.30

59972
Selective coronary arteriography, including the service mentioned in item 59970, 59974, 61109 or 61110, not being a service to which item 59971 or 59973 applies (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
152.60

59973
Selective coronary arteriography and angiocardiography, including a service mentioned in item 59970, 59971, 59972, 59974, 61109 or 61110 (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
181.25

59974
Angiography or digital subtraction angiography, or both, with fluoroscopy and image acquisition using a mobile image intensifier, including any preliminary plain films, preparation and contrast injection—one or more regions (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
84.20

60000
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60001
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60003
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60004
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60006
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60007
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60009
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60010
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60012
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60013
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60015
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60016
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60018
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60019
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60021
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60022
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60024
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60025
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60027
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60028
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60030
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60031
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (RK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60033
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60034
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60036
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60037
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60039
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60040
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60042
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60043
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60045
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60046
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60048
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60049
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60051
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60052
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60054
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60055
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60057
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60058
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60060
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
564.00

60061
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
282.00

60063
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
827.10

60064
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
413.55

60066
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 176.10

60067
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
588.05

60069
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (K) (Anaes.)
1 376.30

60070
Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs—10 or more data acquisition runs (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
688.15

60072
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—one vessel (NR) (K) (Anaes.)
48.10

60073
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—one vessel (NR) (NK) (Anaes.)
24.05

60075
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—2 vessels (NR) (K) (Anaes.)
96.10

60076
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—2 vessels (NR) (NK) (Anaes.)
48.05

60078
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—3 or more vessels (NR) (K) (Anaes.)
144.25

60079
Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique—3 or more vessels (NR) (NK) (Anaes.)
72.15

Subgroup 14—Tomography

60100
Tomography of any region (R) (K) (Anaes.)
60.75

60101
Tomography of any region (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
30.40

Subdivision E—Subgroup 15 of Group I3: fluoroscopic examination
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiography

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 15—Fluoroscopic examination

60500
Fluoroscopy, with general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R) (K) (Anaes.)
43.40

60501
Fluoroscopy, with general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
21.70

60503
Fluoroscopy, without general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R) (K)
29.75

60504
Fluoroscopy, without general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R) (NK)
14.90

60506
Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting less than 1 hour, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (K)
63.75

60507
Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting less than 1 hour, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (NK)
31.90

60509
Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting 1 hour or more, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (K)
98.90

60510
Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting 1 hour or more, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (NK)
49.45

Subdivision F—Subgroup 16 of Group I3: preparation for radiological procedure
2.3.3  Preparation of patients for radiological procedures
                   Items in this Subdivision apply only to the preparation of a patient for a radiological procedure for a service to which any of items 59903 to 59974 apply by:
                     (a)  injecting opaque or contrast media; or
                     (b)  removing fluid and replacing it with air, oxygen or other contrast media; or
                     (c)  a similar method.
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiography

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 16—Preparation for radiological procedure

60918
Arteriography (peripheral) or phlebography—one vessel, when used in association with a service to which item 59903, 59912, 59925, 59970, 59971, 59972, 59973 or 59974 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which any of items 60000 to 60079 apply (NR) (Anaes.)
47.15

60927
Selective arteriogram or phlebogram, when used in association with a service to which item 59903, 59912, 59925, 59970, 59971, 59972, 59973 or 59974 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which any of items 60000 to 60079 apply (NR) (Anaes.)
38.05

Subdivision G—Subgroup 17 of Group I3: interventional techniques
2.3.4  Meaning of angiography suite
                   In this table:
angiography suite means a room that contains only equipment designed for angiography that is able to perform digital subtraction or rapid‑sequence film angiography.
 
Group I3—Diagnostic radiography

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 17—Interventional techniques

61109
Fluoroscopy in an angiography suite with image intensification, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (K)
258.90

61110
Fluoroscopy in an angiography suite with image intensification, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (NK)
129.45

Division 2.4—Group I4: nuclear medicine imaging
2.4.1  Nuclear scanning services—other than PET
                   Items 61302 to 61505, 61650 to 61719 and 61729 apply only if:
                     (a)  the performance of the service does not involve the use of positron‑emission radio‑isotopes or a PET scanner; and
                     (b)  the service is performed:
                              (i)  by a specialist or consultant physician whose name is included in a register, given to the Chief Executive Medicare by the JNMCAC, of participants in the Joint Nuclear Medicine Specialist Credentialling Program of the JNMCAC; or
                             (ii)  by a person acting on behalf of a specialist or consultant physician mentioned in subparagraph (i); and
                     (c)  the final report of the service is compiled by the specialist or consultant physician who performed the preliminary examination of the patient and the estimation and administration of the dosage of radiopharmaceuticals.
2.4.2  PET nuclear scanning services
             (1)  Items 61523 to 61646 apply only if the service is performed on a person:
                     (a)  at the written request of a specialist or consultant physician (the requesting practitioner) if:
                              (i)  the person is the requesting practitioner’s patient; and
                             (ii)  the requesting practitioner decides that the service is necessary; and
                     (b)  in a comprehensive facility; and
                     (c)  in accordance with clauses 2.4.3 and 2.4.4.
             (2)  Also, the items apply only if the owner or operator of the equipment used to perform the service is not in breach of clause 2.4.5.
2.4.3  PET nuclear scanning services—performance under personal supervision
             (1)  For clause 2.4.2, the service must be performed on a person by or under the personal supervision of:
                     (a)  a credentialled specialist other than the requesting practitioner; or
                     (b)  a medical practitioner other than the requesting practitioner if the medical practitioner:
                              (i)  is a Fellow of the RACP or RANZCR; and
                             (ii)  has reported 400 or more studies forming part of PET services for which a medicare benefit was payable; and
                            (iii)  is authorised under State or Territory law to prescribe and administer to humans the PET radiopharmaceuticals that are to be administered to the person; and
                            (iv)  met the requirements of subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) before 1 November 2011.
             (2)  In this clause:
requesting practitioner has the same meaning as in paragraph 2.4.2(1)(a).
2.4.4  PET nuclear scanning services—equipment
                   For clause 2.4.2, the service must be performed on a person using equipment that meets the following requirements:
                     (a)  the Requirements for PET Accreditation (Instrumentation & Radiation Safety) 2nd Edition (2012), issued by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine Inc;
                     (b)  the NEMA Standards Publication NU 2‑2007, Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs, published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (USA).
2.4.5  PET nuclear scanning services—statutory declaration
             (1)  The owner or operator mentioned in subclause 2.4.2(2) must have given a statutory declaration to the Chief Executive Medicare that includes the following information:
                     (a)  whether the owner or operator is a credentialed specialist or a medical practitioner who satisfies the requirements mentioned in subparagraphs 2.4.3(1)(b)(i) to (iv);
                     (b)  whether the place where the owner or operator provides the service in a comprehensive facility;
                     (c)  whether the equipment meets the requirements mentioned in clause 2.4.4;
                     (d)  the facility’s address;
                     (e)  the provider number for the facility given by the Chief Executive Medicare;
                      (f)  the location specific practice number for the facility given by the Minister;
                     (g)  the models, serial numbers and manufacturers of the equipment.
             (2)  If the matters declared in the statutory declaration change, the owner or operator must give the Chief Executive Medicare written notice of the change as soon as the owner or operator knows about the change.
 
Group I4—Nuclear medicine imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

61302
Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study—planar imaging (R) (K)
448.85

61303
Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study—with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (K)
565.30

61306
Combined stress and rest, stress and re‑injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re‑injection protocol on a subsequent occasion—planar imaging (R) (K)
709.70

61307
Combined stress and rest, stress and re‑injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re‑injection protocol on a subsequent occasion—with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (K)
834.90

61310
Myocardial infarct‑avid‑study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
367.30

61313
Gated cardiac blood pool study, (equilibrium), with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
303.35

61314
Gated cardiac blood pool study, and first pass blood flow or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
420.00

61316
Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
381.15

61317
Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention and first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
492.40

61320
Cardiac first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (K)
228.90

61328
Lung perfusion study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
227.65

61340
Lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
253.00

61348
Lung perfusion study and lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
443.35

61352
Liver and spleen study (colloid)—planar imaging (R) (K)
259.35

61353
Liver and spleen study (colloid), with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (K)
386.60

61356
Red blood cell spleen or liver study, including single photon emission tomography when performed (R) (K)
392.80

61360
Hepatobiliary study, including morphine administration or pre‑treatment with a cholagogue when performed (R) (K)
403.35

61361
Hepatobiliary study with formal quantification following baseline imaging, using a cholagogue (R) (K)
461.40

61364
Bowel haemorrhage study (R) (K)
496.95

61368
Meckel’s diverticulum study (R) (K)
223.10

61369
Indium‑labelled octreotide study, including single photon emission tomography when undertaken, if:
(a) a gastro‑entero‑pancreatic endocrine tumour is suspected, based on biochemical evidence, with negative or equivocal conventional imaging; or
(b) a surgically amenable gastro‑entero‑pancreatic endocrine tumour has been identified based on conventional techniques, to exclude additional disease sites (R) (K)
2 015.75

61372
Salivary study (R) (K)
223.10

61373
Gastro‑oesophageal reflux study, including delayed imaging on a separate occasion when performed (R) (K)
489.70

61376
Oesophageal clearance study (R) (K)
143.35

61381
Gastric emptying study, using single tracer (R) (K)
574.35

61383
Combined solid and liquid gastric emptying study using dual isotope technique or the same isotope on separate days (R) (K)
624.95

61384
Radionuclide colonic transit study (R) (K)
687.70

61386
Renal study, including perfusion and renogram images and computer analysis or cortical study with planar imaging (R) (K)
332.50

61387
Renal cortical study, with single photon emission tomography and planar quantification (R) (K)
430.75

61389
Single renal study with pre‑procedural administration of a diuretic or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (R) (K)
370.55

61390
Renal study with diuretic administration after a baseline study (R) (K)
409.95

61393
Combined examination involving a renal study following angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor provocation and a baseline study, in either order and related to a single referral episode (R) (K)
605.50

61397
Cystoureterogram (R) (K)
246.85

61401
Testicular study (R) (K)
162.30

61402
Cerebral perfusion study, with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (K)
605.05

61405
Brain study with blood brain barrier agent, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
346.00

61409
Cerebro‑spinal fluid transport study, with imaging on 2 or more separate occasions (R) (K)
873.50

61413
Cerebro‑spinal fluid shunt patency study (R) (K)
225.95

61417
Dynamic blood flow study or regional blood volume quantitative study, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (K)
118.85

61421
Bone study—whole body, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R) (K)
479.80

61425
Bone study—whole body and single photon emission tomography, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R) (K)
600.70

61426
Whole body study using iodine (R) (K)
554.80

61429
Whole body study using gallium (R) (K)
543.00

61430
Whole body study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
659.45

61433
Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium (R) (K)
496.95

61434
Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
615.40

61437
Whole body study using thallium (R) (K)
542.75

61438
Whole body study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
672.95

61441
Bone marrow study—whole body using technetium labelled bone marrow agents (R) (K)
489.70

61442
Whole body study, using gallium—with single photon emission tomography of 2 or more body regions acquired separately (R) (K)
752.35

61445
Bone marrow study—localised using technetium labelled agent (R) (K)
286.80

61446
Localised bone or joint study, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and repeat imaging on a separate occasion (R) (K)
333.55

61449
Localised bone or joint study and single photon emission tomography, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and imaging on a separate occasion (R) (K)
456.20

61450
Localised study using gallium (R) (K)
397.55

61453
Localised study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
514.70

61454
Localised study using cells labelled with technetium (R) (K)
348.10

61457
Localised study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
470.45

61458
Localised study using thallium (R) (K)
396.95

61461
Localised study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
527.85

61462
Repeat planar and single photon emission tomography imaging, or repeat planar imaging or single photon emission tomography imaging on an occasion subsequent to the performance of item 61364, 61426, 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450, 61453, 61469, 61484, 61485, 61669, 61692, 61693, 61694, 61700, 61704, 61705, 61712, 61715 or 61716, if there is no additional administration of radiopharmaceutical and if the previous radionuclide scan was abnormal or equivocal (R) (K)
129.00

61465
Venography (R) (K)
265.50

61469
Lymphoscintigraphy (R) (K)
348.10

61473
Thyroid study including uptake measurement when performed (R) (K)
175.40

61480
Parathyroid study, planar imaging and single photon emission tomography when performed (R) (K)
386.85

61484
Adrenal study (R) (K)
880.85

61485
Adrenal study, with single photon emission tomography (R) (K)
999.20

61495
Tear duct study (R) (K)
223.10

61499
Particle perfusion study (infra‑arterial) or Le Veen shunt study (R) (K)
253.00

61505
CT scan performed at the same time and covering the same body area as single photon emission tomography for the purpose of anatomic localisation or attenuation correction if no separate diagnostic CT report is issued and only in association with items 61302 to 61729 (R) (K)
100.00

61523
Whole body FDG PET study, performed for evaluation of a solitary pulmonary nodule, if:
(a) the nodule is considered unsuitable for transthoracic fine needle aspiration biopsy; or
(b) an attempt at pathological characterisation has failed (R)
953.00

61529
Whole body FDG PET study, performed for the staging of proven non‑small cell lung cancer, if curative surgery or radiotherapy is planned (R)
953.00

61538
FDG PET study of the brain for evaluation of suspected residual or recurrent malignant brain tumour based on anatomical imaging findings, after definitive therapy (or during ongoing chemotherapy) in patients who are considered suitable for further active therapy (R)
901.00

61541
Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, performed for the evaluation of suspected residual, metastatic or recurrent colorectal carcinoma in a patient considered suitable for active therapy (R)
953.00

61553
Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, performed for the evaluation of suspected metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma in a patient considered suitable for active therapy (R)
999.00

61559
FDG PET study of the brain, performed for the evaluation of refractory epilepsy, that is being evaluated for surgery (R)
918.00

61565
Whole body FDG PET study, following initial therapy, performed for the evaluation of suspected residual, metastatic or recurrent ovarian carcinoma in a patient considered suitable for active therapy (R)
953.00

61571
Whole body FDG PET study for the further primary staging of patients with histologically proven carcinoma of the uterine cervix, at FIGO stage IB2 or greater by conventional staging, prior to planned radical radiation therapy or combined modality therapy with curative intent (R)
953.00

61575
Whole body FDG PET study for the further staging of patients with confirmed local recurrence of carcinoma of the uterine cervix considered suitable for salvage pelvic chemoradiotherapy or pelvic exenteration with curative intent (R)
953.00

61577
Whole body FDG PET study, performed for the staging of proven oesophageal or GEJ carcinoma, in a patient considered suitable for active therapy (R)
953.00

61598
Whole body FDG PET study performed for the staging of biopsy‑proven, newly‑diagnosed or recurrent head and neck cancer (R)
953.00

61604
Whole body FDG PET study performed for the evaluation of a patient with suspected residual head and neck cancer after definitive treatment, and who is suitable for active therapy (R)
953.00

61610
Whole body FDG PET study performed for the evaluation of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary site involving cervical nodes (R)
953.00

61616
Whole body FDG PET study for the initial staging of indolent non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma if:
(a) clinical, pathological and imaging findings indicated that the stage is I or IIA; and
(b) the proposed management is definitive radiotherapy with curative intent (R)
953.00

61620
Whole body FDG PET study for the initial staging of newly diagnosed or previously untreated Hodgkin’s or non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma (excluding indolent non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma) (R)
953.00

61622
Whole body FDG PET study to assess response to first line therapy either during treatment or within 3 months of completing definitive first line treatment for Hodgkin’s or non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma (excluding indolent non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma) (R)
953.00

61628
Whole body FDG PET study for restaging following confirmation of recurrence of Hodgkin’s or non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma (excluding indolent non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma) (R)
953.00

61632
Whole body FDG PET study to assess response to second‑line chemotherapy if stem cell transplantation is being considered for Hodgkin’s or non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma (excluding indolent non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma) (R)
953.00

61640
Whole body FDG PET study for initial staging of a patient with biopsy‑proven bone or soft tissue sarcoma (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumour) considered by conventional staging to be potentially curable (R)
999.00

61646
Whole body FDG PET study for the evaluation of patients with suspected residual or recurrent sarcoma (excluding gastrointestinal stromal tumour) after the initial course of definitive therapy to determine suitability for subsequent therapy with curative intent (R)
999.00

61650
LeukoScan study of the long bones and feet for suspected osteomyelitis, if patient does not have access to ex‑vivo white blood cell scanning (R) (K)
Note:          LeukoScan is only indicated for diagnostic imaging in a patient suspected of infection of the long bones and feet, including those with diabetic ulcers. The descriptor does not cover a patient who is being investigated for other sites of infection.
878.70

61651
Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study—planar imaging (R) (NK)
224.45

61652
Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study—with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (NK)
282.65

61653
Combined stress and rest, stress and re‑injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re‑injection protocol on a subsequent occasion—planar imaging (R) (NK)
354.85

61654
Combined stress and rest, stress and re‑injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re‑injection protocol on a subsequent occasion—with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (NK) (K)
417.45

61655
Myocardial infarct‑avid‑study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
183.65

61656
Gated cardiac blood pool study, (equilibrium), with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
151.70

61657
Gated cardiac blood pool study, and first pass blood flow or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
210.00

61658
Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
190.60

61659
Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention and first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
246.20

61660
Cardiac first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (NK)
114.45

61661
Lung perfusion study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
113.85

61662
Lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
126.50

61663
Lung perfusion study and lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
221.70

61664
Liver and spleen study (colloid)—planar imaging (R) (NK)
129.70

61665
Liver and spleen study (colloid), with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (NK)
193.30

61666
Red blood cell spleen or liver study, including single photon emission tomography when performed (R) (NK)
196.40

61667
Hepatobiliary study, including morphine administration or pre‑treatment with a cholagogue when performed (R) (NK)
201.70

61668
Hepatobiliary study with formal quantification following baseline imaging, using a cholagogue (R) (NK)
230.70

61669
Bowel haemorrhage study (R) (NK)
248.50

61670
Meckel’s diverticulum study (R) (NK)
111.55

61671
Indium‑labelled octreotide study, including single photon emission tomography when undertaken, if:
(a) a gastro‑entero‑pancreatic endocrine tumour is suspected, based on biochemical evidence, with negative or equivocal conventional imaging; or
(b) a surgically amenable gastro‑entero‑pancreatic endocrine tumour has been identified based on conventional techniques, to exclude additional disease sites (R) (NK)
1 007.90

61672
Salivary study (R) (NK)
111.55

61673
Gastro‑oesophageal reflux study, including delayed imaging on a separate occasion when performed (R) (NK)
244.85

61674
Oesophageal clearance study (R) (NK)
71.70

61675
Gastric emptying study, using single tracer (R) (NK)
287.20

61676
Combined solid and liquid gastric emptying study using dual isotope technique or the same isotope on separate days (R) (NK)
312.50

61677
Radionuclide colonic transit study (R) (NK)
343.85

61678
Renal study, including perfusion and renogram images and computer analysis or cortical study with planar imaging (R) (NK)
166.25

61679
Renal cortical study, with single photon emission tomography and planar quantification (R) (NK)
215.40

61680
Single renal study with pre‑procedural administration of a diuretic or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (R) (NK)
185.30

61681
Renal study with diuretic administration after a baseline study (R) (NK)
205.00

61682
Combined examination involving a renal study following angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor provocation and a baseline study, in either order and related to a single referral episode (R) (NK)
302.75

61683
Cystoureterogram (R) (NK)
123.45

61684
Testicular study (R) (NK)
81.15

61685
Cerebral perfusion study, with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when performed (R) (NK)
302.55

61686
Brain study with blood brain barrier agent, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
173.00

61687
Cerebro‑spinal fluid transport study, with imaging on 2 or more separate occasions (R) (NK)
436.75

61688
Cerebro‑spinal fluid shunt patency study (R) (NK)
113.00

61689
Dynamic blood flow study or regional blood volume quantitative study, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (NK)
59.45

61690
Bone study—whole body, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R) (NK)
239.90

61691
Bone study—whole body and single photon emission tomography, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R) (NK)
300.35

61692
Whole body study using iodine (R) (NK)
277.40

61693
Whole body study using gallium (R) (NK)
271.50

61694
Whole body study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
329.75

61695
Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium (R) (NK)
248.50

61696
Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
307.70

61697
Whole body study using thallium (R) (NK)
271.40

61698
Whole body study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
336.50

61699
Bone marrow study—whole body using technetium labelled bone marrow agents (R) (NK)
244.85

61700
Whole body study, using gallium—with single photon emission tomography of 2 or more body regions acquired separately (R) (NK)
376.20

61701
Bone marrow study—localised using technetium labelled agent (R) (NK)
143.40

61702
Localised bone or joint study, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and repeat imaging on a separate occasion (R) (NK)
166.80

61703
Localised bone or joint study and single photon emission tomography, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and imaging on a separate occasion (R) (NK)
228.10

61704
Localised study using gallium (R) (NK)
198.80

61705
Localised study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
257.35

61706
Localised study using cells labelled with technetium (R) (NK)
174.05

61707
Localised study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
235.25

61708
Localised study using thallium (R) (NK)
198.50

61709
Localised study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
263.95

61710
Repeat planar and single photon emission tomography imaging, or repeat planar imaging or single photon emission tomography imaging on an occasion subsequent to the performance of item 61364, 61426, 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450, 61453, 61469, 61484, 61485, 61669, 61692, 61693, 61694, 61700, 61704, 61705, 61712, 61715 or 61716, if there is no additional administration of radiopharmaceutical and if the previous radionuclide scan was abnormal or equivocal (R) (NK)
64.50

61711
Venography (R) (NK)
132.75

61712
Lymphoscintigraphy (R) (NK)
174.05

61713
Thyroid study including uptake measurement when performed (R) (NK)
87.70

61714
Parathyroid study, planar imaging and single photon emission tomography when performed (R) (NK)
193.45

61715
Adrenal study (R) (NK)
440.45

61716
Adrenal study, with single photon emission tomography (R) (NK)
499.60

61717
Tear duct study (R) (NK)
111.55

61718
Particle perfusion study (infra‑arterial) or Le Veen shunt study (R) (NK)
126.50

61719
CT scan performed at the same time and covering the same body area as single photon emission tomography for the purpose of anatomic localisation or attenuation correction if no separate diagnostic CT report is issued and only in association with items 61302 to 61729 (R) (NK)
50.00

61729
LeukoScan study of the long bones and feet for suspected osteomyelitis, if patient does not have access to ex‑vivo white blood cell scanning (R) (NK)
Note:          LeukoScan is only indicated for diagnostic imaging in a patient suspected of infection of the long bones and feet, including those with diabetic ulcers. The descriptor does not cover a patient who is being investigated for other sites of infection.
439.35

Division 2.5—Group I5: magnetic resonance imaging
Subdivision A—General
2.5.1  MRI and MRA services—eligible services
             (1)  Items 63001 to 63486 and 63740 to 63747 apply to an MRI or MRA service performed:
                     (a)  at the request of a specialist or consultant physician in accordance with clause 2.5.2; and
                     (b)  in a permissible circumstance mentioned in clause 2.5.3; and
                     (c)  using eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.5.
             (2)  Items 63457, 63458, 63464 to 63484 and 63740 to 63747 also apply to an MRI service performed:
                     (a)  at the request of a specialist or consultant physician in accordance with clause 2.5.2; and
                     (b)  in a permissible circumstance mentioned in clause 2.5.3; and
                     (c)  using partial eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.6.
             (3)  Items 63491 to 63497 apply to an MRI or MRA service performed:
                     (a)  at the request of a medical practitioner in accordance with clause 2.5.2; and
                     (b)  in a permissible circumstance mentioned in clause 2.5.3; and
                     (c)  using:
                              (i)  eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.5; or
                             (ii)  partial eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.6.
             (4)  Items 63507 to 63561 apply to an MRI service performed:
                     (a)  at the request of a medical practitioner other than a specialist or consultant physician in accordance with clause 2.5.2; and
                     (b)  in a permissible circumstance mentioned in clause 2.5.3; and
                     (c)  using:
                              (i)  eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.5; or
                             (ii)  partial eligible equipment mentioned in clause 2.5.6.
2.5.2  MRI and MRA services—request
                   For clause 2.5.1, a request must:
                     (a)  be made in writing; and
                     (b)  identify the clinical indications for the service.
2.5.3  MRI and MRA services—permissible circumstances for performance
                   A service is performed in a permissible circumstance only if it is:
                     (a)  for clause 2.5.1:
                              (i)  performed under the professional supervision of an eligible provider who is available to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination, including, if necessary, by personal attendance on the patient; and
                             (ii)  reported by an eligible provider; or
                     (b)  for clause 2.5.1:
                              (i)  performed in an emergency; or
                             (ii)  performed because of medical necessity, in a remote location.
2.5.4  MRI and MRA services—eligible provider
                   The table sets out eligible providers for an MRI or MRA service.
 
Eligible providers

Item
Person

1
A specialist in diagnostic radiology who satisfies the Chief Executive Medicare that the specialist is a participant in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ Quality and Accreditation Program

2.5.5  MRI and MRA services—eligible equipment
                   The table sets out eligible equipment for an MRI or MRA service.
 
Eligible equipment

Item
Equipment

1
Equipment that:
(a) is located at the premises of a comprehensive practice; and
(b) is made available to the practice by a person:
(i) who is subject to a deed with the Commonwealth that relates to the equipment; and
(ii) for whom the deed has not been terminated; and
(c) is not identified as partial eligible equipment in the deed

2.5.6  MRI and MRA services—partial eligible equipment
                   The table sets out partial eligible equipment for an MRI or MRA service.
 
Partial eligible equipment

Item
Equipment

1
Equipment that:
(a) is located at the premises of a comprehensive practice; and
(b) is made available to the practice by a person:
(i) who is subject to a deed with the Commonwealth that relates to the equipment; and
(ii) for whom the deed has not been terminated; and
(c) is identified as partial eligible equipment in the deed

2.5.7  MRI and MRA services—meaning of scan
                   In items 63001 to 63561 and 63740 to 63747:
scan means a minimum of 3 sequences.
2.5.8  MRI and MRA services—multiple services
             (1)  If an MRI service mentioned in an item in Subgroup 1, 2, 4, 5 or 14 of Group I5 in the table in Subdivision B, and an MRA service mentioned in an item in Subgroup 3 or 15 of that table, are provided to the same person on the same day, only the fee specified in the item in Subgroup 1, 2, 4, 5 or 14 applies to the services.
             (2)  If a medical practitioner provides 2 or more MRI services mentioned in Subgroup 12 or 13 of Group I5 in the table in Subdivision B for the same patient on the same day, the fees specified for the items that apply to the services, other than the item with the highest fee, are reduced by 50%.
             (3)  For subclause (2):
                     (a)  if 2 or more applicable fees are equally the highest, only one of those fees is taken to be the highest fee; and
                     (b)  if a reduced fee calculated under subclause (2) is not a multiple of 5 cents, the reduced fee is taken to be the nearest amount that is a multiple of 5 cents.
2.5.9  MRI or MRA services—related services that can be claimed in a 12 month period
                   An MRI or MRA item mentioned in column 1 of the table does not apply to the service mentioned in that item if the service is provided to a person who, in the 12 months before the service, has been provided with the maximum number of those services mentioned in column 2 of the table for that item.
 
Related services

Item
Column 1
MRI or MRA items
Column 2
Maximum number of services

1
63040 to 63085
3

2
63101 and 63104
3

3
63125 to 63136
3

4
63161 to 63194
3

5
63219 to 63265
3

6
63271 to 63285
3

7
63322 to 63348
3

8
63361 and 63364
2

9
63385 to 63394
2

10
63401 to 63408
3

11
63416 and 63419
1

12
63425 to 63433
2

13
63455 to 63467
1

14
63482 and 63486
3

15
63507 to 63561
3

Subdivision B—Subgroups 1 to 19 of Group I5
 
Group I5—Magnetic resonance imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 1—Scan of head—for specified conditions

63001
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for tumour of the brain or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63004
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for inflammation of brain or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63007
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for skull base or orbital tumour (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63010
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for stereotactic scan of brain, with fiducials in place, for the sole purpose of allowing planning for stereotactic neurosurgery (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
336.00

63013
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for tumour of the brain or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63014
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for inflammation of brain or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63016
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for skull base or orbital tumour (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63017
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for stereotactic scan of brain, with fiducials in place, for the sole purpose of allowing planning for stereotactic neurosurgery (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
168.00

Subgroup 2—Scan of head—for specified conditions

63040
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for acoustic neuroma (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
336.00

63043
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for pituitary tumour (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63046
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for toxic or metabolic or ischaemic encephalopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63049
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for demyelinating disease of the brain (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63052
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for congenital malformation of the brain or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63055
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for venous sinus thrombosis (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63058
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for head trauma (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63061
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for epilepsy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63064
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for stroke (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63067
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for carotid or vertebral artery dissection (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63070
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for intracranial aneurysm (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63073
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for intracranial arteriovenous malformation (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63074
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for acoustic neuroma (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
168.00

63075
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for pituitary tumour (R) (K) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63076
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for toxic or metabolic or ischaemic encephalopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63077
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for demyelinating disease of the brain (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63078
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for congenital malformation of the brain or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63079
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for venous sinus thrombosis (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63080
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for head trauma (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63081
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for epilepsy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63082
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for stroke (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63083
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for carotid or vertebral artery dissection (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63084
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for intracranial aneurysm (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63085
MRI—scan of head (including MRA, if performed) for intracranial arteriovenous malformation (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 3—Scan of head and neck vessels—for specified conditions

63101
MRI and MRA of extracranial or intracranial circulation (or both)—scan of head and neck vessels for stroke (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63104
MRI and MRA of extracranial or intracranial circulation (or both)—scan of head and neck vessels for stroke (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

Subgroup 4—Scan of head and cervical spine—for specified conditions

63111
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for tumour of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63114
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for inflammation of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63117
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for tumour of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63119
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for inflammation of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

Subgroup 5—Scan of head and cervical spine—for specified conditions

63125
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63128
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for congenital malformation of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63131
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63134
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63135
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for congenital malformation of the central nervous system or meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63136
MRI—scan of head and cervical spine (including MRA, if performed) for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

Subgroup 6—Scan of spine—one region or 2 contiguous regions—for specified conditions

63151
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for infection (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63154
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for tumour (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63157
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for infection (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63158
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for tumour (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

Subgroup 7—Scan of spine—one region or 2 contiguous regions—for specified conditions

63161
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for demyelinating disease (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63164
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63167
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for myelopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63170
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63173
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for cervical radiculopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63176
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for sciatica (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63179
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for spinal canal stenosis (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63182
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for previous spinal surgery (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
358.40

63185
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for trauma (R) (K) (Anaes.)
358.40

63186
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for demyelinating disease (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63187
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63188
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for myelopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63189
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63190
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for cervical radiculopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63191
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for sciatica (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63192
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for spinal canal stenosis (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63193
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for previous spinal surgery (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
179.20

63194
MRI—scan of one region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine for trauma (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
179.20

Subgroup 8—Scan of spine—3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions—for specified conditions

63201
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for infection (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63204
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for tumour (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63207
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for infection (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63208
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for tumour (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

Subgroup 9—Scan of spine—3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions—for specified conditions

63219
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for demyelinating disease (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63222
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63225
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for myelopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63228
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63231
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for cervical radiculopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63234
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for sciatica (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
448.00

63237
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for spinal canal stenosis (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63240
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for previous spinal surgery (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63243
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for trauma (R) (K) (Anaes.)
448.00

63257
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for demyelinating disease (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63258
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63259
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for myelopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63260
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for syrinx (congenital or acquired) (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63261
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for cervical radiculopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63262
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for sciatica (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63263
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for spinal canal stenosis (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63264
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for previous spinal surgery (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63265
MRI—scan of 3 contiguous or 2 non‑contiguous regions of the spine for trauma (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
224.00

Subgroup 10—Scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus—for specified conditions

63271
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for tumour (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63274
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for trauma (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63277
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for cervical radiculopathy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63280
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for previous surgery (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
492.80

63282
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for tumour (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63283
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for trauma (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63284
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for cervical radiculopathy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

63285
MRI—scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus for previous surgery (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
246.40

Subgroup 11—Scan of musculoskeletal system—for specified conditions

63301
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for tumour arising in bone or musculoskeletal system, excluding tumours arising in breast, prostate or rectum (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
380.80

63304
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for infection arising in bone or musculoskeletal system, excluding infection arising in breast, prostate or rectum (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
380.80

63307
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for osteonecrosis (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
380.80

63310
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for tumour arising in bone or musculoskeletal system, excluding tumours arising in breast, prostate or rectum (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
190.40

63311
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for infection arising in bone or musculoskeletal system, excluding infection arising in breast, prostate or rectum (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
190.40

63313
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for osteonecrosis (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
190.40

Subgroup 12—Scan of musculoskeletal system—for specified conditions

63322
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of hip or its supporting structures (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63325
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of shoulder or its supporting structures (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63328
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of knee or its supporting structures (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63331
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of ankle or foot (or both) or its supporting structures (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63334
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of one or both temporomandibular joints or their supporting structures (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
336.00

63337
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of wrist or hand (or both) or its supporting structures (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
448.00

63340
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of elbow or its supporting structures (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
403.20

63341
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of hip or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63342
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of shoulder or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63343
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of knee or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63345
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of ankle or foot (or both) or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63346
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of one or both temporomandibular joints or their supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
168.00

63347
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of wrist or hand (or both) or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63348
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for derangement of elbow or its supporting structures (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 13—Scan of musculoskeletal system—for specified conditions

63361
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for Gaucher disease (R) (K) (Anaes.)
403.20

63364
MRI—scan of musculoskeletal system for Gaucher disease (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
201.60

Subgroup 14—Scan of cardiovascular system—for specified conditions

63385
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for congenital disease of the heart or a great vessel (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63388
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for tumour of the heart or a great vessel (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
448.00

63391
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for abnormality of thoracic aorta (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
403.20

63392
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for congenital disease of the heart or a great vessel (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63393
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for tumour of the heart or a great vessel (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63394
MRI—scan of cardiovascular system for abnormality of thoracic aorta (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 15—Magnetic resonance angiography—scan of cardiovascular system—for specified conditions

63401
MRA—if the request for the scan specifically identifies the clinical indication for the scan—scan of cardiovascular system for vascular abnormality in a patient with a previous anaphylactic reaction to an iodinated contrast medium (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63404
MRA—if the request for the scan specifically identifies the clinical indication for the scan—scan of cardiovascular system for obstruction of the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava or a major pelvic vein (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63407
MRA—if the request for the scan specifically identifies the clinical indication for the scan—scan of cardiovascular system for vascular abnormality in a patient with a previous anaphylactic reaction to an iodinated contrast medium (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63408
MRA—if the request for the scan specifically identifies the clinical indication for the scan—scan of cardiovascular system for obstruction of the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava or a major pelvic vein (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 16—Magnetic resonance angiography—for specified conditions—person under the age of 16 years

63416
MRA—scan of person under the age of 16 for the vasculature of limbs prior to limb or digit transfer surgery in congenital limb deficiency syndrome (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63419
MRA—scan of person under the age of 16 for the vasculature of limbs prior to limb or digit transfer surgery in congenital limb deficiency syndrome (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 17—Magnetic resonance imaging—for specified conditions—person under the age of 16 years

63425
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for post‑inflammatory or post‑traumatic physeal fusion (R) (K) (Anaes.)
403.20

63428
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for Gaucher disease (R) (K) (Anaes.)
403.20

63432
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for post‑inflammatory or post‑traumatic physeal fusion (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
201.60

63433
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for Gaucher disease (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
201.60

Subgroup 18—Magnetic resonance imaging—for specified conditions—person under the age of 16 years

63440
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for pelvic or abdominal mass (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63443
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for mediastinal mass (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63446
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for congenital uterine or anorectal abnormality (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63447
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for pelvic or abdominal mass (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63448
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for mediastinal mass (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63449
MRI—scan of person under the age of 16 for congenital uterine or anorectal abnormality (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

Subgroup 19—Scan of body—for specified conditions

63455
MRI—scan of the body for adrenal mass in a patient with a malignancy that is otherwise resectable (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
179.20

63457
MRI—scan of both breasts for the detection of cancer, if a dedicated breast coil is used, the request for scan identifies that the person is asymptomatic and is younger than 50 years of age, and the request for the scan identifies:
(a) that the patient is at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to one of the following:
(i) 3 or more first or second degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer;
(ii) 2 or more first or second degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, if any of the relatives has been diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer, had onset of breast cancer before the age of 40 years, had onset of ovarian cancer before the age of 50 years, has been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer (at the same time or at different times), has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry or is a male relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer;
(iii) one first or second degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45 years or younger, and another first or second degree relative on the same side of the family with bone or soft tissue sarcoma at age 45 years or younger; or
(b) that genetic testing has identified the presence of a high risk breast cancer gene mutation (R) (Anaes.) (NK)
345.00

63458
MRI—scan of both breasts for the detection of cancer, if:
(a) a dedicated breast coil is used; and
(b) the person has had an abnormality detected as a result of a service mentioned in item 63457 or 63464 performed in the previous 12 months (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
345.00

63461
MRI—scan of the body for adrenal mass in a patient with a malignancy that is otherwise resectable (R) (K) (Anaes.)
358.40

63464
MRI—scan of both breasts for the detection of cancer, if a dedicated breast coil is used, the request for scan identifies that the person is asymptomatic and is younger than 50 years of age, and the request for the scan identifies:
(a) that the patient is at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to one of the following:
(i) 3 or more first or second degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer;
690.00

 
(ii) 2 or more first or second degree relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, if any of the relatives has been diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer, had onset of breast cancer before the age of 40 years, had onset of ovarian cancer before the age of 50 years, has been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer (at the same time or at different times), has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry or is a male relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer;
(iii) one first or second degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45 years or younger, and another first or second degree relative on the same side of the family with bone or soft tissue sarcoma at age 45 years or younger; or
(b) that genetic testing has identified the presence of a high risk breast cancer gene mutation (R) (K) (Anaes.)
 

63467
MRI—scan of both breasts for the detection of cancer, if:
(a) a dedicated breast coil is used; and
(b) the person has had an abnormality detected as a result of a service mentioned in item 63457 or 63464 performed in the previous 12 months (R) (K) (Anaes.)
690.00

Subdivision C—Subgroup 20 of Group I5: scans of pelvis and upper abdomen for specified conditions
2.5.10  MRI services—limits for certain items
             (1)  Item 63470 or 63479 does not apply to the service mentioned in that item if the person to whom the service is provided has previously been provided with that service or a service mentioned in item 63473 or 63481.
             (2)  Item 63473 or 63481 does not apply to the service mentioned in that item if the person to whom the service is provided has previously been provided with that service or a service mentioned in item 63470 or 63479.
             (3)  For any patient, if the service mentioned in item 63740 or 63744 is provided for assessment of change to therapy in a patient with small bowel Crohn’s disease, the item applies to that service only once in a 12 month period.
             (4)  For any patient, if the service mentioned in item 63743 or 63747 is provided for assessment of change to therapy of pelvis sepsis and fistulas from Crohn’s disease, the item applies to that service only once in a 12 month period.
2.5.11  MRI and MRA services—modifying items
             (1)  Subject to subclauses (2), (3) and (4), if item 63491, 63494 or 63497 applies to an MRI or MRA service, the fee specified in that item applies in addition to the fee specified in the other item in Group I5 of this table that applies to the service.
             (2)  If 2 or more MRI or MRA services mentioned in item 63494 are performed for a person on the same day, the fee specified in that item applies to one of those services only.
             (3)  If 2 or more MRI or MRA services mentioned in item 63497 are performed for a person on the same day, the fee specified in that item applies to one of those services only.
             (4)  If:
                     (a)  one or more MRI or MRA services mentioned in item 63494; and
                     (b)  one or more MRI or MRA services mentioned in item 63497;
are performed for a person on the same day, the fee specified in item 63494 or item 63497, but not both those items, applies to one of those services only.
 
Group I5—Magnetic resonance imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 20—Scans of pelvis and upper abdomen—for specified conditions

63470
MRI—scan of the pelvis for the staging of histologically diagnosed cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater, if the request for scan identifies that:
(a) a histological diagnosis of carcinoma of the cervix has been made; and
(b) the patient has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63473
MRI—scan of the pelvis and upper abdomen, in a single examination, for the staging of histologically diagnosed cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater, if the request for scan identifies that:
(a) a histological diagnosis of carcinoma of the cervix has been made; and
(b) the patient has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
627.20

63476
MRI—scan of the pelvis for the initial staging of rectal cancer, if:
(a) a phased array body coil is used; and
(b) the request for scan identifies that the indication is for the initial staging of rectal cancer (including cancer of the rectosigmoid and anorectum) (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63479
MRI—scan of the pelvis for the staging of histologically diagnosed cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater, if the request for scan identifies that:
(a) a histological diagnosis of carcinoma of the cervix has been made; and
(b) the patient has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63481
MRI—scan of the pelvis and upper abdomen, in a single examination, for the staging of histologically diagnosed cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater, if the request for scan identifies that:
(a) a histological diagnosis of carcinoma of the cervix has been made; and
(b) the patient has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at FIGO stage 1B or greater (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
313.60

63484
MRI—scan of the pelvis for the initial staging of rectal cancer, if:
(a) a phased array body coil is used; and
(b) the request for scan identifies that the indication is for the initial staging of rectal cancer (including cancer of the rectosigmoid and anorectum) (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63740
MRI—scan to evaluate small bowel Crohn’s disease if the service is provided to a patient for:
(a) evaluation of disease extent at time of initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease; or
(b) evaluation of exacerbation, or suspected complications, of known Crohn’s disease; or
(c) evaluation of known or suspected Crohn’s disease in pregnancy; or
(d) assessment of change to therapy in a patient with small bowel Crohn’s disease (R) (K) (Contrast)
457.20

63741
MRI—scan with enteroclysis for Crohn’s disease if the service is related to item 63740 (R) (K)
265.25

63743
MRI—scan for fistulising perianal Crohn’s disease if the service is provided to a patient for:
(a) evaluation of pelvic sepsis and fistulas associated with established or suspected Crohn’s disease; or
(b) assessment of change to therapy of pelvis sepsis and fistulas from Crohn’s disease (R) (K) (Contrast)
403.20

63744
MRI—scan to evaluate small bowel Crohn’s disease if the service is provided to a patient for:
(a) evaluation of disease extent at time of initial diagnosis of Crohn’s disease; or
(b) evaluation of exacerbation, or suspected complications, of known Crohn’s disease; or
(c) evaluation of known or suspected Crohn’s disease in pregnancy; or
(d) assessment of change to therapy in a patient with small bowel Crohn’s disease (R) (NK) (Contrast)
228.60

63746
MRI—scan with enteroclysis for Crohn’s disease if the service is related to item 63744 (R) (NK)
132.65

63747
MRI—scan for fistulising perianal Crohn’s disease if the service is provided to patients for:
(a) evaluation of pelvic sepsis and fistulas associated with established or suspected Crohn’s disease; or
(b) assessment of change to therapy of pelvis sepsis and fistulas from Crohn’s disease (R) (NK) (Contrast)
201.60

Subdivision D—Subgroups 21 and 22 of Group I5
 
Group I5—Magnetic resonance imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 21—Scan of body—for specified conditions

63482
MRI—scan of pancreas and biliary tree for suspected biliary or pancreatic pathology (R) (K) (Anaes.)
403.20

63486
MRI—scan of pancreas and biliary tree for suspected biliary or pancreatic pathology (R) (NK) (Anaes.)
201.60

Subgroup 22—Modifying items

63491
MRI or MRA service to which an item in this Group (other than an item in this Subgroup) applies if:
(a) the service is performed in accordance with clause 2.5.1; and
(b) the item for the service includes in its description ‘(Contrast)’; and
(c) the service is performed using a contrast agent
44.80

63494
MRI or MRA service to which an item in this Group (other than an item in this Subgroup) applies if:
(a) the service is performed in accordance with clause 2.5.1; and
(b) the service is performed on a person using intravenous or intra muscular sedation
44.80

63497
MRI or MRA service to which an item in this Group (other than an item in this Subgroup) applies if:
(a) the service is performed in accordance with clause 2.5.1; and
(b) the service is performed on a person under anaesthetic in the presence of a medical practitioner who is qualified to perform an anaesthetic
156.80

Note:          Subgroups 23 to 32 of this table are set out in a determination made under subsection 3C(1) of the Act.
Subdivision E—Subgroup 33 of Group I5
 
Group I5—Magnetic resonance imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 33—Scan of body—for specified conditions

63507
MRI—scan of head for a patient under 16 years if the service is for:
(a) an unexplained seizure; or
(b) an unexplained headache if significant pathology is suspected; or
(c) paranasal sinus pathology that has not responded to conservative therapy (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63508
MRI—scan of head for a patient under 16 years if the service is for:
(a) an unexplained seizure; or
(b) an unexplained headache if significant pathology is suspected; or
(c) paranasal sinus pathology that has not responded to conservative therapy (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63510
MRI—scan of spine following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if the service is for:
(a) significant trauma; or
(b) unexplained neck or back pain with associated neurological signs; or
(c) unexplained back pain if significant pathology is suspected (R) (Anaes.) (K) (Contrast)
448.00

63511
MRI—scan of spine following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if the service is for:
(a) significant trauma; or
(b) unexplained neck or back pain with associated neurological signs; or
(c) unexplained back pain if significant pathology is suspected (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

63513
MRI—scan of knee following radiographic examination for internal joint derangement for a patient under 16 years (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63514
MRI—scan of knee following radiographic examination for internal joint derangement for a patient under 16 years (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63516
MRI—scan of hip following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if any of the following is suspected:
(a) septic arthritis;
(b) slipped capital femoral epiphysis;
(c) Perthes disease (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63517
MRI—scan of hip following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if any of the following is suspected:
(a) septic arthritis;
(b) slipped capital femoral epiphysis;
(c) Perthes disease (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63519
MRI—scan of elbow following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if a significant fracture or avulsion injury, which would change the way in which the patient is managed, is suspected (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
403.20

63520
MRI—scan of elbow following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if a significant fracture or avulsion injury, which would change the way in which the patient is managed, is suspected (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
201.60

63522
MRI—scan of wrist following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if a scaphoid fracture is suspected (R) (K) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
448.00

63523
MRI—scan of wrist following radiographic examination for a patient under 16 years if a scaphoid fracture is suspected (R) (NK) (Anaes.) (Contrast)
224.00

Subdivision F—Subgroup 34 of Group I5
 
Group I5—Magnetic resonance imaging

Item
Description
Fee ($)

Subgroup 34—Magnetic resonance imaging—for specified conditions

63551
Scan of head for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for any of the following:
(a) unexplained seizure(s);
(b) unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology (R) (K) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
403.20

63552
Scan of head for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for any of the following:
(a) unexplained seizure(s);
(b) unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology (R) (NK) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
201.60

63554
Scan of spine for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for suspected cervical radiculopathy (R) (K) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
358.40

63555
Scan of spine for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for suspected cervical radiculopathy (R) (NK) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
179.20

63557
Scan of spine for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for suspected cervical spinal trauma (R) (K) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
492.80

63558
Scan of spine for a patient 16 years or older, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for suspected cervical spinal trauma (R) (NK) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
246.40

63560
Scan of knee following acute knee trauma, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for a patient 16 years or older with:
(a) inability to extend the knee suggesting the possibility of acute meniscal tear; or
(b) clinical findings suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear (R) (K) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
403.20

63561
Scan of knee following acute knee trauma, after referral by a medical practitioner (other than a specialist or consultant physician), for a patient 16 years or older with:
(a) inability to extend the knee suggesting the possibility of acute meniscal tear; or
(b) clinical findings suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear (R) (NK) (Contrast) (Anaes.)
201.60

Division 2.6—Group I6: management of bulk‑billed services
2.6.1  Application of items 64990 and 64991
             (1)  If the diagnostic imaging service mentioned in item 64991 is provided to a person, either that item or item 64990, but not both those items, applies to the service.
             (2)  If item 64990 or 64991 applies to a diagnostic imaging service, the fee specified in that item applies in addition to the fee specified in any other item in this table that applies to the service.
             (3)  For item 64991, this subclause applies to a geographical area included in any of the following SSD spatial units:
                     (a)  Beaudesert Shire Part A;
                     (b)  Belconnen;
                     (c)  Darwin City;
                     (d)  Eastern Outer Melbourne;
                     (e)  East Metropolitan Perth;
                      (f)  Frankston City;
                     (g)  Gosford‑Wyong;
                     (h)  Greater Geelong City Part A;
                      (i)  Gungahlin‑Hall;
                      (j)  Ipswich City (Part in BSD);
                     (k)  Litchfield Shire;
                      (l)  Melton‑Wyndham;
                    (m)  Mornington Peninsula Shire;
                     (n)  Newcastle;
                     (o)  North Canberra;
                     (p)  Palmerston‑East Arm;
                     (q)  Pine Rivers Shire;
                      (r)  Queanbeyan;
                      (s)  South Canberra;
                      (t)  South Eastern Outer Melbourne;
                     (u)  Southern Adelaide;
                     (v)  South West Metropolitan Perth;
                    (w)  Thuringowa City Part A;
                     (x)  Townsville City Part A;
                     (y)  Tuggeranong;
                     (z)  Weston Creek–Stromlo;
                    (za)  Woden Valley;
                   (zb)  Yarra Ranges Shire Part A.
             (4)  In this table:
Commonwealth concession card holder means a person who is a concessional beneficiary within the meaning given by subsection 84(1) of the National Health Act 1953.
practice location, for the provision of a diagnostic imaging service, means the place of practice for which the medical practitioner by whom, or on whose behalf, the service is provided, has been allocated a provider number by the Chief Executive Medicare.
regional, rural or remote area means an area classified as RRMAs 3‑7 under the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification.
SLA means a Statistical Local Area specified in the ASGC.
SSD means a Statistical Subdivision specified in the ASGC.
unreferred service means a diagnostic imaging service that:
                     (a)  is provided to a person by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner, being a medical practitioner who is not a consultant physician, or specialist, in any speciality (other than a medical practitioner who is, for the Act, both a general practitioner and a consultant physician, or specialist, in a particular speciality); and
                     (b)  has not been referred to the medical practitioner by another medical practitioner or person with referring rights.
 
Group I6—Management of bulk‑billed services

Item
Description
Fee ($)

64990
A diagnostic imaging service to which an item in this table (other than this item or item 64991) applies if:
(a) the service is an unreferred service; and
(b) the service is provided to a person who is under the age of 16 or is a Commonwealth concession card holder; and
(c) the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and
(d) the service is bulk‑billed for the fees for:
(i) this item; and
(ii) the other item in this table applying to the service
7.05

64991
A diagnostic imaging service to which an item in this table (other than this item or item 64990) applies if:
(a) the service is an unreferred service; and
(b) the service is provided to a person who is under the age of 16 or is a Commonwealth concession card holder; and
(c) the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and
(d) the service is bulk‑billed for the fees for:
(i) this item; and
(ii) the other item in this table applying to the service; and
(e) the service is provided at, or from, a practice location in:
(i) a regional, rural or remote area; or
(ii) Tasmania; or
(iii) a geographical area to which subclause 2.6.1(3) applies; or
(iv) the geographical area included in the SLA spatial unit of Palm Island (AC)
10.65

Part 3—Dictionary
Note:       All references in the Dictionary to a provision are references to a provision in this Schedule of this instrument unless otherwise indicated.
  
                   In this instrument:
Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.
(Anaes.) has the meaning given by clause 2.43.5 of Schedule 1 to the general medical services table.
angiography suite has the meaning given by clause 2.3.4.
ASGC means the document titled Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (ABS catalogue number 1216.0), published by the Australian Statistician in July 2010.
Note:          The ASGC could in 2015 be viewed on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website (http://www.abs.gov.au).
bulk‑billed, for a service, means the following:
                     (a)  a medicare benefit is payable to a person in relation to the service;
                     (b)  under an agreement entered into under section 20A of the Act:
                              (i)  the person assigns to the eligible provider by whom, or on whose behalf, the service is provided, the person’s right to the payment of the medicare benefit; and
                             (ii)  the eligible provider accepts the assignment in full payment of the eligible provider’s fee for the service provided.
Commonwealth concession card holder has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
comprehensive facility means a building or part of a building, or more than one building, where all of the following services are performed (whether or not other services are also performed):
                     (a)  PET;
                     (b)  computed tomography;
                     (c)  diagnostic ultrasound;
                     (d)  medical oncology;
                     (e)  radiation oncology;
                      (f)  surgical oncology;
                     (g)  X‑ray.
comprehensive practice means a medical practice, or a radiology department of a hospital, that provides X‑ray, ultrasound and computed tomography services (whether or not it provides other services).
computed tomography means a service performed (with or without intravenous contrast) using a detector:
                     (a)  that is coupled to an X‑ray tube that emits a finely collimated X‑ray beam as it rotates within a gantry around a patient either in incremental or helical manner; and
                     (b)  that receives a series of data profiles depicting the degree of absorption encountered by the X‑ray beam, which are transformed into a cross‑sectional image after the application of complex algorithms.
cone beam computed tomography means a service performed on a rotating gantry to which an X‑ray source and a 2‑dimensional flat panel detector are fixed that produces multiple sequential planar projection images in a single revolution around the patient, which are reconstructed into a 3‑dimensional image.
consultation has the meaning given by clause 1.2.12.
credentialled specialist means a specialist or consultant physician credentialled under the ‘Joint Nuclear Medicine Specialist Credentialling Program for the Recognition of the Credentials of Nuclear Medicine Specialists for Positron Emission Tomography’ overseen by the JNMCAC.
CT means computed tomography.
eligible equipment, for an MRI or MRA service, has the meaning given by clause 2.5.5.
eligible provider, for an MRI or MRA service, has the meaning given by clause 2.5.4.
FDG means 18F‑fluorodeoxyglucose.
GEJ means gastro‑oesophageal junction.
Group, for a Group in the table, means every item in the Group.
group of practitioners has the same meaning as in subsection 16A(10) of the Act.
highest fee has the meaning given by clause 1.2.12.
item means:
                     (a)  an item mentioned, by number, in column 1 of a table in:
                              (i)  Schedule 1; or
                             (ii)  Schedule 1 to the pathology services table; or
                            (iii)  Schedule 1 to the general medical services table; and
                     (b)  in a reference immediately followed by a number—the item so numbered.
Example:    A reference by number to any of items 11240, 11603 to 11612, 30361 and 30488 is a reference to the item so numbered in the general medical services table.
JNMCAC means the Joint Nuclear Medicine Credentialling and Accreditation Committee of the RACP and RANZCR.
(K) item means an item that includes the symbol (K) at the end of the item.
maximum extended life age has the meaning given by clause 1.2.2.
MRA means magnetic resonance angiography.
MRI means magnetic resonance imaging.
new effective life age has the meaning given by clause 1.2.2.
(NK) item means an item that includes the symbol (NK) at the end of the item.
non‑consultation service has the meaning given by clause 1.2.12.
non‑metropolitan hospital means a hospital that is located outside the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Greater Hobart, Darwin and Canberra major statistical divisions, as defined in the ASGC.
(NR) has the meaning given by clause 1.2.6.
partial eligible equipment has the meaning given by clause 2.5.6.
PET means positron emission tomography.
practice location has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
professional service has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Act.
providing practitioner, for a service mentioned in an item in Group I1 of Part 2, means the medical practitioner by whom, or under whose supervision or direction, the service was performed.
(R) has the meaning given by clause 1.2.6.
RA1 means an inner regional area as classified by the ASGC.
RA2 means an outer regional area as classified by the ASGC.
RA3 means a remote area as classified by the ASGC.
RA4 means a very remote area as classified by the ASGC.
RACP means The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (ABN 90 270 343 237).
RANZCR means The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (ABN 37 000 029 863).
regional, rural or remote area has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
registered sonographer means a person whose name is entered on the Register of Sonographers kept by the Chief Executive Medicare.
remote location means a place within Australia that is more than 30 kilometres by road from:
                     (a)  a hospital that provides a radiology or computed tomography service under the direction of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology; or
                     (b)  a free‑standing radiology or computed tomography facility under the direction of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology.
report means a report prepared by a medical practitioner.
RRMA4 means a small rural centre as classified by the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification.
RRMA5 means a rural centre with an urban centre population of less than 10 000 persons as classified by the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification.
Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas Classification has the meaning given by the general medical services table.
scan, for items 63001 to 63567, has the meaning given by clause 2.5.7.
sequence, for a scan, means a series of images collected at the same time with similar image parameters (not including a scan designed to establish patient position and subsequently used to plan other scans).
SLA has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
SSD has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
Subgroup for a Subgroup in the table, means every item in the Subgroup.
unreferred service has the meaning given by clause 2.6.1.
upgraded has the meaning given by subclause 1.2.2(3).
Note:          Several other words and expressions used in this instrument have a meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the Act, for example, the following:
(a)    diagnostic imaging service;
(b)    general medical services table;
(c)    participating midwife;
(d)    participating nurse practitioner;
(e)    pathology services table;
(f)    practitioner;
(g)    specialist.
Schedule 2—Repeals
  
Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulation 2014
1  The whole of the regulation
Repeal the regulation.
 
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