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This Determination provides for two new items for the sampling and diagnosis of lung lesions or masses.
Administered by: Health
Registered 24 Jun 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Aug-2009
Tabled Senate11-Aug-2009
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

Health Insurance (Endoscopic and Endobronchial Ultrasound for Sampling and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer) Determination 2009

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I, NICOLA ROXON, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Determination under subsection 3C (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated      1 June 2009                      

 

 

NICOLA ROXON

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Minister for Health and Ageing

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

 

1.           Name of Determination                                                                             3

2.           Commencement and Cessation                                                                3

3.           Interpretation                                                                                           3

4.           Treatment of a relevant service                                                                  3

Schedule             Specified Health Service                                                         4

 

 


1.                      Name of Determination

This Determination is the Health Insurance (Endoscopic and Endobronchial Ultrasound for Sampling and Diagnosis of Lung Cancer) Determination 2009.

2.                      Commencement and Cessation

(1)        This Determination commences on 1 July 2009.

(2)        This Determination will cease to have effect at the end of 31 October 2009.

3.                      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, a reference in this Determination to a provision of the Act or the National Health Act 1953 or regulations made under the Act or 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.

4.                      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 Service

 

 

 

 

Item

 

Health Service

 

Fee for all States

 

30696

ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND GUIDED FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY(S) (endoscopy with ultrasound imaging) to obtain one or more specimens from either:

 

(a)  mediastinal mass(es) or

(b) locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinoma

 

not being a service associated with another item in this subgroup or to which items 30710, 55054 apply

(Anaes)

  

 

$520.40                      

 

30710

ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND GUIDED BIOPSY(S) (bronchoscopy with ultrasound imaging, with or without associated fluoroscopic imaging) to obtain one or more specimens by either:

 

(a) transbronchial biopsy(s) of peripheral lung lesions; or

(b) fine needle aspiration(s) of a mediastinal mass(es);  or

(c) fine needle aspiration(s) of locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinoma

 

not being a service associated with another item in this subgroup or to which items 30696, 41892,41898, or 60500 to 60509 applies

(Anaes)   

 

 

$520.40                  

 Note: Section 3C(7) of the Act deems an internal territory to form part of the State of New South Wales.