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SR 1999 No. 19 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Regulations 1998.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Mar-1999
Tabled Senate08-Mar-1999
Gazetted 26 Feb 1999
Date of repeal 01 Nov 1999
Repealed by Health Insurance (1999-2000 Pathology Services Table) Regulations 1999
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Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1)

Statutory Rules 1999    No. 19

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 23 February 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

michael wooldridge

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 


Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 1999    No. 192

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1     Name of regulations                                                       

                        2     Commencement                                                             

                        3     Amendment of Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Regulations 1998         

Schedule 1       Amendments                                                              

 


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1           Name of regulations

                     These regulations are the Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1).

2           Commencement

                     These regulations commence on 1 March 1999.

3           Amendment of Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Regulations 1998

                     Schedule 1 amends the Health Insurance (1998-99 Pathology Services Table) Regulations 1998.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

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[1]         Schedule 1, Part 1, rule 20

             omit

                  maximum of 6

             insert

                  maximum of 7

[2]         Schedule 1, Part 1, after rule 22

             insert

23     Items 66599 and 66602

         (1)   A medicare benefit is not payable for more than 3 episodes of services described in item 66599 or 66602, or any combination of those items, in a 12 month period.

         (2)   A medicare benefit is not payable for a service described in item 66599 if the service was provided as part of the same patient episode as a service described in item 66602.

[3]         Schedule 1, Part 2, items 66599, 66602, 69375, 69378, 69381

             substitute each of the following items in its correct numerical position

 

66599

Serum B12 or red cell folate and, if required, serum folate

(Item is subject to rule 23)

$24.35

66602

Serum B12 and red cell folate and, if required, serum folate

(Item is subject to rule 23)

$44.45

69375

Examination for Herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus or cytomegalovirus by culture, including a service described in item 69369 or 69372 (if performed) — 1 or more tests

$28.20

69378

Quantitation of HIV viral RNA load in plasma or serum in the monitoring of a HIV sero-positive patient not on antiretroviral therapy — 1 or more assays on 1 or more specimens in any 1 episode to a maximum of 7 episodes in a 12 month period

(Item is subject to rule 20)

$176.00

69381

Quantitation of HIV viral RNA load in plasma or serum in the monitoring of antiretroviral therapy in a HIV sero-positive patient — 1 or more assays on 1 or more specimens in any 1 episode to a maximum of 7 episodes in a 12 month period

(Item is subject to rule 20)

$176.00

[4]         Schedule 1, Part 2, after item 69381

             insert

 

69382

Quantitation of HIV viral RNA load in cerebrospinal fluid in a HIV sero‑positive patient — 1 or more assays on 1 or more specimens in any 1 episode

$176.00

Notes

1.       These regulations amend Statutory Rules 1998 Nos. 303, as amended by 1998 No. 373.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 23 February 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 26 February 1999.