Health Insurance (Endovenous Laser Therapy) Determination 2012

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Health Insurance (Endovenous Laser Therapy) Determination 2012
 
I, RICHARD BARTLETT, delegate of the Minister for Health, make this Determination under subsection 3C(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Dated 29th May 2012
 
 
 
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RICHARD BARTLETT
FIRST ASSISTANT SECRETARY
MEDICAL BENEFITS DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING
 
Contents
 
1.            Name of Determination                                                                             3
2.            Commencement and term                                                                          3
3.            Revocation                                                                                              3
4.            Interpretation                                                                                           3
5.            Treatment of a relevant service                                                                   3
SCHEDULE – SPECIFIED HEALTH SERVICES                                                                    4
 
 

1.                       Name of Determination
This Determination is the Health Insurance (Endovenous Laser Therapy) Determination 2012.
2.                       Commencement and term
This Determination commences on 1 July 2012.
3.                       Revocation
This Determination revokes the Health Insurance (Endovenous Laser Therapy) Determination 2011.
4.                       Interpretation
(1)    In this Determination:
         Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.
relevant provisions means all provisions, relating to professional services or to medical services, of the Act and regulations made under the Act, and the National Health Act 1953 and regulations made under that Act.
relevant service means a health service, as defined in subsection 3C(8) of the Act, that is specified in the Schedule.
Schedule means the Schedule to this Determination.
 
Note     Unless the contrary intention appears, expressions used in this determination have the same meanings as in the Act—see section 13 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.
(2)    Unless the contrary intention appears, in this Determination a reference to a provision of the Act or regulations made under the Act or the National Health Act 1953 or regulations made under the National Health Act 1953 as applied, adopted or incorporated in relation to specifying a matter is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time and any other reference to provisions of an Act or regulations is a reference to those provisions as in force from time to time.

5.                       Treatment of a relevant service
A relevant service provided in accordance with this Determination is to be treated, for the relevant provisions, as if:
(a)              it were both a professional service and a medical service; and
(b)              there were an item in the general medical services table that:
i.         related to the service; and
ii.        specified for the service a fee in relation to each State, being the fee specified in the Schedule in relation to the service.
 
 
SCHEDULE – SPECIFIED HEALTH SERVICES

Item
Health Service
Fee for all States

32520
VARICOSE VEINS, abolition of venous reflux by occlusion of a primary or recurrent great (long) OR small (short) saphenous vein of one leg (and major tributaries of saphenous veins as necessary) using a laser probe introduced by an endovenous catheter, including all preparation and immediate clinical aftercare (including excision or injection of either tributaries or incompetent perforating veins, or both) but not including radiofrequency diathermy or radiofrequency ablation, not provided on the same occasion as a service described in any of items 32500, 32501, 32504 or 32507 of the general medical services table. (Anaes.)  
 
$523.65

32522
VARICOSE VEINS, abolition of venous reflux by occlusion of a primary or recurrent great (long) AND small (short) saphenous vein of one leg (and major tributaries of saphenous veins as necessary), using a laser probe introduced by an endovenous catheter, including all preparation and immediate clinical aftercare (including excision or injection of either tributaries or incompetent perforating veins, or both) but not including radiofrequency diathermy or radiofrequency ablation, not provided on the same occasion as a service described in any of items 32500, 32501, 32504 or 32507 of the general medical services table. (Anaes.)    
 
$778.50

Note     Subsection 3C(7) of the Act deems an internal territory to form part of the State of New South Wales.
 
Note
1.  All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.  See www.frli.gov.au