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SR 1998 No. 334 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance (1998-99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-1999
Tabled Senate15-Feb-1999
Gazetted 16 Dec 1998
Date of repeal 01 Nov 1999
Repealed by Health Insurance (1999-2000 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1999
Table of contents.

Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1)

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 334

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 9 December 1998.

      WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

Michael wooldridge

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 


Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 3342

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1     Name of regulations                                                       

                        2     Commencement                                                             

                        3     Amendment of Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998

Schedule 1       Amendments of Health Insurance
(1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998
  

 


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1           Name of regulations

                     These regulations are the Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 1).

2           Commencement

                     These regulations commence on 1 January 1999.

3           Amendment of Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998

                     Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998.


Schedule 1        Amendments of Health Insurance (1998–99 General Medical Services Table) Regulations 1998

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[1]         Schedule 1, Part 1, after subrule 7 (8)

             insert

         (9)   In item 195, Amount under rule 7 means an amount equal to the sum of:

                (a)    the fee for item 193; and

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    for each patient attended at a single attendance up to a maximum of 6 patients — $17.75 divided by the number of patients attended; or

                         (ii)    for each patient attended in excess of 6 — $1.15.

[2]         Schedule 1, Part 1, subparagraph 15 (b) (iv)

             omit

                  $22.55

             insert

                  $28.75

[3]         Schedule 1, Part 1, subparagraph 15 (b) (v)

             omit

                  $22.55

             insert

                  $28.75

[4]         Schedule 1, Part 1, subparagraph 15 (b) (vi)

             omit

                  $18.95

             insert

                  $24.15

[5]         Schedule 1, Part 2, item 195

             omit

                  Amount under rule 46

             insert

                  Amount under rule 7

[6]         Schedule 1, Part 2, items 15203, 15204, 15207, 15208, 15211 and 15214

             substitute

 

15203

Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator, with or without electron facilities — each attendance at which treatment is given — 1 field

$45.20

 

 

 

15204

Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator, with or without electron facilities — each attendance at which treatment is given — 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)

Amount
under
rule 15

 

 

 

15207

Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10 MV photons or greater, with electron facilities — each attendance at which treatment is given — 1 field

$45.20

 

 

 

15208

Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10 MV photons or greater, with electron facilities — each attendance at which treatment is given — 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)

Amount
under
rule 15

 

 

 

15211

Radiation oncology treatment, using cobalt unit or caesium teletherapy unit — each attendance at which treatment is given — 1 field

$41.45

 

 

 

15214

Radiation oncology treatment, using cobalt unit or caesium teletherapy unit — each attendance at which treatment is given — 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)

Amount
under
rule 15

[7]         Schedule 1, Part 2, items 15500, 15503, 15506, 15509, 15512, 15515, 15518, 15521, 15524, 15527, 15530 and 15533

             substitute

 

15500

Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric x-ray or megavoltage machine of a single area for treatment by a single field or parallel opposed fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15509 applies)

$184.00

 

 

 

15503

Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric x-ray or megavoltage machine of a single area, where views in more than 1 plane are required for treatment by multiple fields, or of 2 areas (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15512 applies)

$236.15

 

 

 

15506

Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric x-ray or megavoltage machine of 3 or more areas, or of total body or half body irradiation, or of mantle therapy or inverted Y fields, or of irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or of off-axis fields or several joined fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15515 applies)

$352.65

 

 

 

15509

Radiation field setting using a diagnostic x-ray unit of a single area for treatment by a single field or parallel opposed fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15500 applies)

$159.50

 

 

 

15512

Radiation field setting using a diagnostic x-ray unit of a single area, where views in more than 1 plane are required for treatment by multiple fields, or of 2 areas (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15503 applies)

$205.45

 

 

 

15515

Radiation field setting using a diagnostic x-ray unit of 3 or more areas, or of total body or half body irradiation, or of mantle therapy or inverted Y fields, or of irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or of off-axis fields or several joined fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15506 applies)

$297.50

 

 

 

15518

Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 1 area with up to 2 shielding blocks

$58.35

 

 

 

15521

Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to a single area by 3 or more fields, or by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 2 areas, or where wedges are used

$257.60

 

 

 

15524

Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to 3 or more areas, or by mantle fields or inverted Y fields or tangential fields or irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or off-axis fields, or several joined fields

$483.05

 

 

 

15527

Radiation Dosimetry by a non-CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 1 area with up to 2 shielding blocks

$59.75

 

 

 

15530

Radiation Dosimetry by a non-CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to a single area by 3 or more fields, or by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 2 areas, or where wedges are used

$266.85

 

 

 

15533

Radiation Dosimetry by a non-CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to 3 or more areas, or by mantle fields or inverted Y fields, or tangential fields or irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or off-axis fields, or several joined fields

$506.05

Notes

1.       These regulations amend Statutory Rules 1998 No. 301.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 9 December 1998,  and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 16 December 1998.  Administered by the Minister for Health and Aged Care.