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This instrument amends the Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021 and the Health Insurance Regulations 2018 to reflect Government policy announced in the 2021-22 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, 2021-22 Budget and 2022-23 March Budget.
Administered by: Health and Aged Care
Registered 25 Nov 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Nov-2022
Tabled Senate29-Nov-2022
To be repealed 24 Mar 2023
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2022

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated   24 November 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Mark Butler

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Part 1—Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery                                                                      2

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                     2

Part 2—Thoracic surgery                                                                                                                     16

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   16

Part 3—Attendance services for complex neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities            21

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   21

Part 4—Health assessments                                                                                                                24

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   24

Part 5—Focussed psychological strategies services                                                               25

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   25

Health Insurance Regulations 2018                                                                                                28

Part 6—Eating disorder services—attendance by video conference                            29

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   29

Part 7—GP management plans, team care arrangements and multidisciplinary care plans            30

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021                                   30

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (2022 Measures No. 4) Regulations 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 March 2023.

1 March 2023

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

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.

Schedule 1Amendments

Part 1Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

1  Subclause 1.2.11(1) of Schedule 1

After “11300,”, insert “11302,”.

2  Subclause 1.2.11(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “11327, 11330,”.

3  Subclause 1.2.11(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “11333, 11336, 11339,”, substitute “11342, 11345”.

4  Subclause 1.2.11(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “15539 and 16514”, substitute “15539, 16514 and 41764”.

5  Schedule 1 (cell at item 11300, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Brain stem evoked response audiometry, if:

(a) the service is not for the purposes of programming either an auditory implant or the sound processor of an auditory implant; and

(b) a service to which item 82300 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 11340, 11341 or 11343 applies (Anaes.)

6  Schedule 1 (after item 11300)

Insert:

11302

Programming an auditory implant or the sound processor of an auditory implant, unilateral, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner, if a service to which item 82301, 82302 or 82304 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day

Applicable up to a total of 4 services to which this item, item 11342 or item 11345 applies on the same day

203.50

7  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 11306, column 2)

Add “, if a service to which item 82306 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day”.

8  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 11309, column 2)

Add “, if a service to which item 82309 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day”.

9  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 11312, column 2)

Add “, if a service to which item 82312 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day”.

10  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 11315, column 2)

Add “, if a service to which item 82315 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day”.

11  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 11318, column 2)

Add “, if a service to which item 82318 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day”.

12  Schedule 1 (item 11324)

Repeal the item, substitute:

11324

Impedance audiogram involving tympanometry and measurement of static compliance and acoustic reflex performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner, if a service to which item 82324 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day

21.00

13  Schedule 1 (items 11327 and 11330)

Repeal the items.

14  Schedule 1 (cell at item 11332, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Oto‑acoustic emission audiometry for the detection of outer hair cell functioning in the cochlear, performed by or on behalf of a specialist or consultant physician, when middle ear pathology has been excluded, if:

(a) the service is performed:

(i) on an infant or child who is at risk of permanent hearing impairment; or

(ii) on an individual who is at risk of oto‑toxicity due to medications or medical intervention; or

(iii) on an individual at risk of noise induced hearing loss; or

(iv) to assist in the diagnosis of auditory neuropathy; and

(b) a service to which item 82332 applies has not been performed on the patient on the same day

15  Schedule 1 (items 11333 to 11339)

Repeal the items, substitute:

11340

Investigation of the vestibular function to assist in the diagnosis, treatment or management of a vestibular or related disorder, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner:

(a) to assess one or more of the following:

(i) the organs of the peripheral vestibular system (utricle, saccule, lateral, superior and posterior semicircular canals, and vestibular nerve);

(ii) muscular or eye movement responses elicited by vestibular stimulation;

(iii) static signs of vestibular dysfunction;

(iv) the central ocular‑motor function; and

(b) using up to 2 clinically recognised tests;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 11015, 11021, 11024, 11027, 11205 or 11300 applies

196.80

11341

Investigation of the vestibular function to assist in the diagnosis, treatment or management of a vestibular or related disorder, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner:

(a) to assess one or more of the following:

(i) the organs of the peripheral vestibular system (utricle, saccule, lateral, superior and posterior semicircular canals, and vestibular nerve);

(ii) muscular or eye movement responses elicited by vestibular stimulation;

(iii) static signs of vestibular dysfunction;

(iv) the central ocular‑motor function; and

(b) using 3 or 4 clinically recognised tests;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 11015, 11021, 11024, 11027, 11205 or 11300 applies

394.50

11343

Investigation of the vestibular function to assist in the diagnosis, treatment or management of a vestibular or related disorder, performed by or on behalf of a medical practitioner:

(a) to assess one or more of the following:

(i) the organs of the peripheral vestibular system (utricle, saccule, lateral, superior and posterior semicircular canals, and vestibular nerve);

(ii) muscular or eye movement responses elicited by vestibular stimulation;

(iii) static signs of vestibular dysfunction;

(iv) the central ocular‑motor function; and

(b) using 5 or more clinically recognised tests;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 11015, 11021, 11024, 11027, 11205 or 11300 applies

590.25

16  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30247, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Parotid gland, total extirpation of, including removal of tumour, other than a service associated with a service to which item 39321, 39324, 39327 or 39330 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

17  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30250, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Parotid gland, total extirpation of, with preservation of facial nerve, including:

(a) removal of tumour; and

(b) exposure or mobilisation of facial nerve;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 39321, 39324, 39327 or 39330 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

18  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30251, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Recurrent parotid tumour, excision of, with preservation of facial nerve, including:

(a) removal of tumour; and

(b) exposure or mobilisation of facial nerve;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 39321, 39324, 39327 or 39330 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

19  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30253, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Parotid gland, superficial lobectomy of, with exposure of facial nerve, including:

(a) removal of tumour; and

(b) exposure or mobilisation of facial nerve;

other than a service associated with a service to which item 39321, 39324, 39327 or 39330 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

20  Schedule 1 (item 30256, column 2)

After “extirpation of”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 31423, 31426, 31429, 31432, 31435 or 31438 applies on the same side”.

21  Schedule 1 (after item 30256)

Insert:

30257

Sialendoscopy, of submandibular or parotid duct, with or without removal of calculus or treatment of stricture (Anaes.)

528.55

22  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30275, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Radical excision of intra‑oral tumour, with or without resection of mandible, including dissection of lymph glands of neck, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 31423, 31426, 31429, 31432, 31435 or 31438 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

23  Schedule 1 (cell at item 30278, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Tongue tie, repair of, other than:

(a) a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies; or

(b) a service associated with a service to which item 45009 applies

(Anaes.)

24  Schedule 1 (item 30281, column 2)

Omit “patient aged 2 years and over, under general anaesthesia”, substitute “person aged 2 years and over, under general anaesthesia, other than a service associated with a service to which item 45009 applies”.

25  Schedule 1 (item 30473, column 2)

Omit “to which item 41816 or 41822”, substitute “associated with a service to which item 41822”.

26  Schedule 1 (item 30478, column 2)

After “(other than a service”, insert “associated with a service”.

27  Schedule 1 (item 30478, column 2)

Omit “41816,”.

28  Schedule 1 (item 31423, column 2)

After “over”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

29  Schedule 1 (item 31426, column 2)

After “the neck”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

30  Schedule 1 (item 31429, column 2)

After “nerve”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

31  Schedule 1 (item 31432, column 2)

After “dissections)”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

32  Schedule 1 (item 31435, column 2)

After “the neck”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

33  Schedule 1 (item 31438, column 2)

After “nerve”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30256 or 30275 applies on the same side”.

34  Schedule 1 (item 38428, column 2)

Omit “dilatation”, substitute “treatment”.

35  After clause 5.10.19A of Schedule 1

Insert:

5.10.19AB  Item 41764—additional application

                   In addition to the application of item 41764 as provided by clauses 1.2.6 and 1.2.7, item 41764 also applies to a service provided by an eligible speech pathologist on behalf of a specialist in the practice of the specialist’s speciality of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, if:

                     (a)  the service is performed following a written request made by the specialist to assist the specialist in the diagnosis, treatment or management of a laryngeal condition or related disorder in the patient; and

                     (b)  the service is performed in a medical facility; and

                     (c)  the service is performed on the patient individually and in person; and

                     (d)  after the service is performed, the eligible speech pathologist gives the specialist:

                              (i)  recorded dynamic images of, and a copy of the results of, the service; and

                             (ii)  relevant written comments, prepared by the eligible speech pathologist, about those results; and

                     (e)  a service to which item 41764 applies has not been performed on the same patient on the same day.

36  Schedule 1 (item 40600, column 2)

Omit “39803 or 40703”, substitute “39803, 40703 or 41887”.

37  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41503, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Ear, foreign body in (other than ventilating tube), removal of, involving incision of external auditory canal, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (Anaes.)

38  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41509, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

External auditory meatus, surgical removal of keratosis obturans from, other than:

(a) a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies; or

(b) a service associated with a service to which item 41647 applies

(Anaes.)

39  Schedule 1 (item 41521, column 2)

After “grafting”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 18 applies”.

40  Schedule 1 (item 41524, column 2)

Omit “, being a service associated with a service to which items 41557, 41560 and 41563 apply”.

41  Schedule 1 (items 41527 to 41536)

Repeal the items.

42  Schedule 1 (item 41539, column 2)

After “reconstruction”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41611 applies”.

43  Schedule 1 (item 41542, column 2)

After “myringoplasty”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41611 applies”.

44  Schedule 1 (items 41545, and 41551 to 41566)

Repeal the items.

45  Schedule 1 (item 41569, column 2)

After “portion”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41617 applies”.

46  Schedule 1 (item 41603, column 2)

Omit “titanium fixture for use with implantable”.

47  Schedule 1 (item 41603, column 2, paragraph (c))

Omit “surgical criteria for the implantable bone conduction hearing system devices”, substitute “criteria for the implantable bone conduction hearing device being inserted”.

48  Schedule 1 (item 41603, column 3)

Omit “524.30”, substitute “631.30”.

49  Schedule 1 (item 41604)

Repeal the item.

50  Schedule 1 (item 41611, column 2)

After “mobilisation”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41539 or 41542, or an item in Subgroup 18, applies”.

51  Schedule 1 (item 41614, column 2)

After “cochleotomy”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41617 applies”.

52  Schedule 1 (item 41617, column 2)

After “mastoidectomy”, insert “, cochleotomy and exposure of facial nerve where required, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41569 or 41614 applies”.

53  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41626, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Incision of tympanic membrane, or installation of therapeutic agent, to the middle ear through an intact drum:

(a) not including local anaesthetic; and

(b) excluding aftercare; and

(c) other than a service associated with a service to which item 41632 applies

(Anaes.)

54  Schedule 1 (item 41629)

Repeal the item.

55  Schedule 1 (item 41632, column 2)

After “myringotomy)”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41626 applies”.

56  Schedule 1 (items 41635 and 41638)

Repeal the items.

57  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41647, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Micro‑inspection of tympanic membrane and auditory canal, requiring use of operating microscope or endoscope, including any removal of wax, with or without general anaesthesia, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41509 applies. Not applicable for the removal of uncomplicated wax in the absence of other disorders of the ear (Anaes.)

58  Schedule 1 (item 41653)

Repeal the item.

59  Schedule 1 (at the end of the cell at item 41662, column 2)

Add “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41702, 41703 or 41705 applies on the same side”.

60  Schedule 1 (item 41668, column 2)

Omit “(H)”.

61  Schedule 1 (items 41671, 41672, 41689 and 41692)

Repeal the items.

62  Schedule 1 (item 41698, column 2)

After “lavage of”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41702, 41703, 41705, 41710, 41734 or 41737 applies on the same side”.

63  Schedule 1 (item 41707, column 2)

Omit “artery, transantral”, substitute “or sphenopalatine artery,”.

64  Schedule 1 (item 41710)

Repeal the item.

65  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41713, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Vidian neurectomy or exposure of vidian canal (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

66  Schedule 1 (item 41716)

Repeal the item.

67  Schedule 1 (item 41719, column 2)

After “socket”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41722 applies”.

68  Schedule 1 (item 41722, column 2)

After “of”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41719 or 45009 applies”.

69  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41725, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Ligation of ethmoidal artery or arteries, anterior, posterior or both, by any approach (unilateral) (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

70  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41728, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Removal of sinonasal or nasopharyngeal tumour, excluding inflammatory nasal polyps, by any approach (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

71  Schedule 1 (items 41729 to 41737)

Repeal the items.

72  Schedule 1 (items 41740 and 41743, column 2)

After “of”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41749 applies”.

73  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41746, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Paranasal sinus, radical obliteration of, including any graft harvest (Anaes.) (Assist.)

74  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41749, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Paranasal sinus, external operation on, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41740 or 41743 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

75  Schedule 1 (item 41752)

Repeal the item.

76  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41764, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Nasendoscopy or sinoscopy or fibreoptic examination of nasopharynx and larynx, one or more of these procedures, unilateral or bilateral examination, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41693, 41702, 41703, 41705, 41734 or 41737 applies

(Anaes.)

77  Schedule 1 (items 41767 and 41773)

Repeal the items.

78  Schedule 1 (item 41776, column 2)

Omit “myotomy with or without inversion”, substitute “myotomy, by any approach, including open inversion of pharyngeal pouch or endoscopic repair”.

79  Schedule 1 (item 41776, column 3)

Omit “609.65”, substitute “620.25”.

80  Schedule 1 (item 41782)

Repeal the item.

81  Schedule 1 (item 41785)

Repeal the item, substitute:

41785

Partial pharyngectomy, by any approach, with or without partial glossectomy (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,205.60

82  Schedule 1 (item 41787)

Repeal the item.

83  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41804, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Removal of lingual tonsil (H) (Anaes.)

84  Schedule 1 (item 41816)

Repeal the item.

85  Schedule 1 (item 41822)

Repeal the item, substitute:

41822

Oesophagoscopy, with rigid oesophagoscope, with or without biopsy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30473 or 30478 applies (H) (Anaes.)

203.20

86  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41825, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Removal of a foreign body from the pharynx, larynx or oesophagus, by any means, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30478 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)

87  Schedule 1 (item 41834)

Repeal the item, substitute:

41834

Total laryngectomy, including cricopharyngeal myotomy and tracheo‑oesophageal puncture (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,672.60

88  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41837, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Complete vertical hemi‑laryngectomy, involving removal of true and false vocal cords, including tracheostomy. Applicable only once per provider per patient per lifetime (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

89  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41840, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Total supraglottic laryngectomy, involving removal of ventricular folds, epiglottis and aryepiglottic folds including tracheostomy. Applicable only once per provider per patient per lifetime (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

90  Schedule 1 (item 41855, column 2)

After “Microlaryngoscopy”, insert “, by any approach, with or without biopsy”.

91  Schedule 1 (item 41858)

Repeal the item.

92  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41861, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Microlaryngoscopy with complete removal of benign or malignant lesions of the larynx, including papillomata, by any approach or technique, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41870 applies on the same side (Anaes.) (Assist.)

93  Schedule 1 (item 41864)

Repeal the item.

94  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41867, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Microlaryngoscopy, with partial or complete arytenoidectomy or arytenoid repositioning (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

95  Schedule 1 (item 41868)

Repeal the item.

96  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41870, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Laryngeal augmentation or modification by injection techniques, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41861 or 41879 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)

97  Schedule 1 (item 41873, column 2)

After “operation for”, insert “(H)”.

98  Schedule 1 (cell at item 41879, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Tracheoplasty, laryngoplasty or thyroplasty, not by injection techniques, including tracheostomy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41870 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

99  Schedule 1 (item 41880, column 2)

Omit “using sequential dilatation or partial splitting method to allow insertion of a cuffed tracheostomy tube”.

100  Schedule 1 (item 41881, column 2)

Omit “, including separation of the strap muscles or division of the thyroid isthmus, if performed”.

101  Schedule 1 (item 41884, column 2)

Omit “by direct stab or Seldinger technique, using mini tracheostomy device”.

102  Schedule 1 (after item 41886)

Insert:

41887

Pituitary tumour, removal of, by trans‑sphenoidal approach, including stereotaxy and dermis, dermofat or fascia grafting, as part of conjoint surgery, other than a service associated with a service to which item 40600 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,856.05

41888

Fractured skull, after trauma only, or spontaneous defects with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea or otorrhoea, repair of, including stereotaxy and dermofat graft (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,021.35

41890

Orbit, decompression of, by fenestration of 2 or more walls, or by the removal of intraorbital peribulbar and retrobulbar fat from each quadrant of the orbit, one eye by endonasal approach (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,351.45

103  Schedule 1 (item 45009, column 2)

After “small”, insert “, other than a service associated with a service to which item 30278, 30281 or 41722 applies”.

104  At the end of Division 5.10 of Schedule 1

Add:

Subdivision HSubgroups 18 to 21 of Group T8

5.10.30  Items in Subgroups 18 to 21 of Group T8

                   This clause sets out items in Subgroups 18 to 21 of Group T8.

Note:          The fees in Group T8 are indexed in accordance with clause 1.3.1.

 

Group T8—Surgical operations

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Description

Column 3

Fee ($)

Subgroup 18—Myringoplasty and Tympanomastoid Procedures

41527

Myringoplasty, by trans‑canal approach, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

621.20

41530

Myringoplasty, post‑aural or endaural approach, with or without mastoid inspection, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.)

1,012.05

41533

Atticotomy without reconstruction of the bony defect, with or without myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,209.70

41536

Atticotomy with reconstruction of the bony defect, with or without myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,355.00

41545

Mastoidectomy (cortical), other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (cortical) (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

551.10

41551

Mastoidectomy, intact wall technique, with myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,684.15

41554

Mastoidectomy, intact wall technique, with myringoplasty and ossicular chain reconstruction, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41603 or another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,984.25

41557

Mastoidectomy (radical or modified radical), other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,152.20

41560

Mastoidectomy (radical or modified radical) and myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.)

1,262.55

41563

Mastoidectomy (radical or modified radical), myringoplasty and ossicular chain reconstruction, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,562.90

41564

Mastoidectomy (radical or modified radical), obliteration of the mastoid cavity, blind sac closure of external auditory canal and obliteration of eustachian tube, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,021.15

41566

Revision of mastoidectomy (radical, modified radical or intact wall), including myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,152.20

41629

Middle ear, exploration of, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

551.10

41635

Clearance of middle ear for granuloma, cholesteatoma and polyp, one or more, with or without myringoplasty, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,209.70

41638

Clearance of middle ear for granuloma, cholesteatoma and polyp, one or more, with or without myringoplasty with ossicular chain reconstruction, other than a service associated with a service to which another item in this Subgroup applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,510.00

Subgroup 19—Functional Sinus Surgery

41702

Functional sinus surgery of the ostiomeatal unit, including ethmoid, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41662, 41698, 41703, 41705, 41710 or 41764 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

721.40

41703

Functional sinus surgery, complete dissection of all 5 sinuses and creation of single sinus cavity, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41662, 41698, 41702, 41705, 41710, 41734, 41737, 41752 or 41764 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,066.50

41705

Functional sinus surgery, complete dissection of all 5 sinuses to create a single sinus cavity, with extended drilling of frontal sinuses, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41662, 41698, 41702, 41703, 41710, 41734, 41737, 41752 or 41764 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,735.30

Subgroup 20—Sinus Procedures

41710

Antrostomy, by any approach, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41698, 41702, 41703 or 41705 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

374.05

41734

Endoscopic Lothrop procedure or radical external frontal sinusotomy with osteoplastic flap, unilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41698, 41703, 41705 or 41764 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,072.00

41737

Frontal sinus, unilateral, intranasal operation on, including complete dissection of frontal recess and exposure of frontal sinus ostium (excludes simple probing, dilatation or irrigation of frontal sinus), other than a service associated with a service to which item 41698, 41703, 41705 or 41764 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

510.90

41752

Sphenoidal sinus, unilateral, intranasal operation on, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41703 or 41705 applies on the same side (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

312.60

Subgroup 21—Airway Procedures

41671

Septal surgery, including septoplasty, septal reconstruction, septectomy, closure of septal perforation or other modifications of the septum, not including cauterisation, by any approach, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41689, 41692 or 41693 applies (H) (Anaes.)

554.50

41689

Turbinate reduction, partial or total, unilateral or bilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41671, 41692 or 41693 applies (Anaes.)

216.50

41692

Turbinate, submucous resection with removal of bone, unilateral or bilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41671, 41689 or 41693 applies (H) (Anaes.)

282.35

41693

Septal surgery with submucous resection of turbinates, unilateral or bilateral, other than a service associated with a service to which item 41671, 41689, 41692 or 41764 applies (H) (Anaes.)

810.90

Part 2Thoracic surgery

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

105  Subclause 5.10.17(2) of Schedule 1

After “38624)”, insert “and items 38817 and 38818”.

106  Schedule 1 (items 38415, 38418, 38421 and 38424)

Repeal the items.

107  Schedule 1 (item 38427)

Repeal the item.

108  Schedule 1 (items 38430 to 38466)

Repeal the items, substitute:

38429

Tracheal excision and repair of, without cardiopulmonary bypass (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,819.30

38431

Tracheal excision and repair of, with cardiopulmonary bypass (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,460.75

109  Schedule 1 (item 38467, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

110  Schedule 1 (items 38468 and 38469)

Repeal the items.

111  Schedule 1 (items 38474 to 38484, 38499 to 38509, 38512, and 38515 to 38554, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

112  Schedule 1 (item 38555, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38603, 38806”, substitute “38603, 38816, 38828”.

113  Schedule 1 (items 38556 to 38571, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

114  Schedule 1 (item 38572, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38603, 38806”, substitute “38603, 38816, 38828”.

115  Schedule 1 (items 38609 to 38618, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

116  Schedule 1 (items 38621 and 38624, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38627, 38806”, substitute “38627, 38816, 38828”.

117  Schedule 1 (items 38627 and 38637, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

118  Schedule 1 (item 38643)

Repeal the item.

119  Schedule 1 (item 38653, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

120  Schedule 1 (item 38656)

Repeal the item.

121  Schedule 1 (items 38670 to 38724, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

122  Schedule 1 (item 38727, column 2)

Omit “38418,”.

123  Schedule 1 (item 38727, column 2)

Omit “38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

124  Schedule 1 (item 38730, column 2)

Omit “38418,”.

125  Schedule 1 (item 38730, column 2)

Omit “38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

126  Schedule 1 (items 38733 to 38766, column 2)

Omit “38418, 38806”, substitute “38816, 38828”.

127  Schedule 1 (items 38806 and 38809)

Repeal the items.

128  Schedule 1 (at the end of Subgroup 6 of Group T8)

Add:

38815

Thoracoscopy, with or without division of pleural adhesions, with or without biopsy, including insertion of intercostal catheter where necessary, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

264.00

38816

Thoracotomy, exploratory, with or without biopsy, including insertion of an intercostal catheter where necessary, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,013.20

38817

Thoracotomy, thoracoscopy or sternotomy, by any procedure:

(a) including any division of adhesions if the time taken to divide the adhesions exceeds 30 minutes; and

(b) other than a service associated with a service to which item 11704, 11705, 11707, 11714, 18258, 18260, 33824, 38815, 38816, 38818, 38828 or 45503 applies

(H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,592.75

38818

Thoracotomy, thoracoscopy or median sternotomy for post‑operative bleeding, other than a service associated with a service to which item 11704, 11705, 11707, 11714, 18258, 18260, 33824, 38815, 38816, 38817, 38828 or 45503 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,013.20

38820

Lung, wedge resection of, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38820, 38821 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,212.80

38821

Lung, wedge resection of, 2 or more wedges, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38820 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,819.20

38822

Pneumonectomy, lobectomy, bilobectomy or segmentectomy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38823, 38824 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,619.55

38823

Radical lobectomy, pneumonectomy, bilobectomy, segmentectomy or formal mediastinal node dissection (greater than 4 nodes), other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38822, 38824 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,001.10

38824

Segmentectomy, lobectomy, bilobectomy or pneumonectomy, including resection of chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, and formal mediastinal node dissection (greater than 4 nodes), other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38822, 38823 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,501.35

38828

Intercostal drain, insertion of:

(a) not involving resection of rib; and

(b) excluding aftercare; and

(c) other than a service associated with a service to which item 38815, 38816, 38829, 38830, 38831, 38832, 38833 or 38834 applies

(Anaes.)

141.20

38829

Intercostal drain, insertion of, with pleurodesis:

(a) not involving resection of rib; and

(b) excluding aftercare; and

(c) other than a service associated with a service to which item 38815, 38816, 38828, 38830, 38831, 38832, 38833 or 38834 applies

(Anaes.)

174.00

38830

Empyema, radical operation for, involving resection of rib, other than a service associated with a service to which item 38828, 38829, 38831, 38832, 38833 or 38834 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

422.20

38831

Thoracoscopy or thoracotomy and drainage of paraneumonic effusion and empyema, exploratory, with or without biopsy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38829, 38830, 38832, 38833 or 38834 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,519.80

38832

Thoracotomy or thoracoscopy, with pulmonary decortication, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38829, 38830, 38831, 38833 or 38834 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,619.55

38833

Thoracotomy or thoracoscopy, with pleurectomy or pleurodesis, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38829, 38830, 38831, 38832 or 38834 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,013.20

38834

Thoracotomy and radical extra pleural pneumonectomy or radical lung preserving decortication and pleurectomy for malignancy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38829, 38830, 38831, 38832 or 38833 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

3,752.10

38837

Mediastinum, cervical exploration of, with or without biopsy, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

383.80

38838

Thoracotomy or thoracoscopy or sternotomy, for removal of thymus or mediastinal tumour, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,251.10

38839

Pericardium, subxiphoid open surgical drainage of, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38840 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

606.50

38840

Pericardium, transthoracic (thoracotomy or thoracoscopy) open surgical drainage of, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38839 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

905.60

38841

Pericardiectomy via sternotomy or thoracoscopy or anterolateral thoracotomy without cardiopulmonary bypass, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,619.55

38842

Pericardiectomy via sternotomy or anterolateral thoracotomy with cardiopulmonary bypass, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,265.75

38845

Sternal wire or wires, removal of, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.)

291.15

38846

Pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum, repair or radical correction of, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38847, 38848 or 38849 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,512.00

38847

Pectus excavatum, repair of, with implantation of subcutaneous prosthesis, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38846, 38848 or 38849 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

805.95

38848

Pectus excavatum, repair of, with insertion of a concave bar, by any method, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38846 or 38847 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,209.60

38849

Pectus excavatum, removal of a concave bar, by any method, not being a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828, 38846 or 38847 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

604.75

38850

Sternotomy wound, debridement of, not involving reopening of the mediastinum, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38851 applies (H) (Anaes.)

345.10

38851

Sternotomy wound, debridement of, involving curettage of infected bone, with or without removal of wires, but not involving reopening of the mediastinum, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38850 applies (H) (Anaes.)

375.10

38852

Sternum, reoperation on, for dehiscence or infection involving reopening of the mediastinum, with or without rewiring, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38853 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,012.80

38853

Sternum and mediastinum, reoperation for infection of, involving muscle advancement flaps and/or greater omentum, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38828 or 38852 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,587.80

38857

Chest wall resection, sternum and/or ribs without reconstruction, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38824, 38828 or 38858 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,918.95

38858

Chest wall resection, sternum and / or ribs with reconstruction, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 38815, 38816, 38824, 38828 or 38857 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

2,501.35

38859

Plating of multiple ribs for flail segment, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260, 33815, 38816 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,013.20

38864

Intrathoracic operations on heart, lungs, great vessels, bronchial tree, oesophagus or mediastinum, or on more than one of those organs, not being a service to which another item in this Group applies, other than a service associated with a service to which item 18258, 18260 or 38828 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)

1,619.55

Part 3Attendance services for complex neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

129  Division 2.6 of Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 2.6Group A29: Attendance services for complex neurodevelopmental disorder or disability

130  Clause 2.6.1 of Schedule 1 (at the end of the definition of eligible disability)

Add:

                   ; (q)  fetal alcohol spectrum disorder;

                      (r)  Lesch‑Nyhan syndrome;

                      (s)  22q deletion syndrome.

131  Schedule 1 (Group A29 table, heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Group A29—Attendance services for complex neurodevelopmental disorder or disability

132  Schedule 1 (cell at item 135, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Professional attendance lasting at least 45 minutes by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician’s specialty of paediatrics, following referral of the patient to the consultant paediatrician by a referring practitioner, for a patient aged under 25, if the consultant paediatrician:

(a) undertakes, or has previously undertaken in prior attendances, a comprehensive assessment in relation to which a diagnosis of a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) is made (if appropriate, using information provided by an eligible allied health provider); and

(b) develops a treatment and management plan, which must include:

(i) documentation of the confirmed diagnosis; and

(ii) findings of any assessments performed for the purposes of formulation of the diagnosis or contribution to the treatment and management plan; and

(iii) a risk assessment; and

(iv) treatment options (which may include biopsychosocial recommendations); and

(c) provides a copy of the treatment and management plan to:

(i) the referring practitioner; and

(ii) one or more allied health providers, if appropriate, for the treatment of the patient;

(other than attendance on a patient for whom payment has previously been made under this item or item 137, 139, 289, 92140, 92141, 92142 or 92434)

Applicable only once per lifetime

133  Schedule 1 (cell at item 137, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Professional attendance lasting at least 45 minutes by a specialist or consultant physician (not including a general practitioner), following referral of the patient to the specialist or consultant physician by a referring practitioner, for a patient aged under 25, if the specialist or consultant physician:

(a) undertakes, or has previously undertaken in prior attendances, a comprehensive assessment in relation to which a diagnosis of an eligible disability is made (if appropriate, using information provided by an eligible allied health provider); and

(b) develops a treatment and management plan, which must include:

(i) documentation of the confirmed diagnosis; and

(ii) findings of any assessments performed for the purposes of formulation of the diagnosis or contribution to the treatment and management plan; and

(iii) a risk assessment; and

(iv) treatment options (which may include biopsychosocial recommendations); and

(c) provides a copy of the treatment and management plan to:

(i) the referring practitioner; and

(ii) one or more allied health providers, if appropriate, for the treatment of the patient;

(other than attendance on a patient for whom payment has previously been made under this item or item 135, 139, 289, 92140, 92141, 92142 or 92434)

Applicable only once per lifetime

134  Schedule 1 (cell at item 139, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Professional attendance lasting at least 45 minutes, at a place other than a hospital, by a general practitioner (not including a specialist or consultant physician), for a patient aged under 25, if the general practitioner:

(a) undertakes, or has previously undertaken in prior attendances, a comprehensive assessment in relation to which a diagnosis of an eligible disability is made (if appropriate, using information provided by an eligible allied health provider); and

(b) develops a treatment and management plan, which must include:

(i) documentation of the confirmed diagnosis; and

(ii) findings of any assessments performed for the purposes of formulation of the diagnosis or contribution to the treatment and management plan; and

(iii) a risk assessment; and

(iv) treatment options (which may include biopsychosocial recommendations); and

(c) provides a copy of the treatment and management plan to one or more allied health providers, if appropriate, for the treatment of the patient;

(other than attendance on a patient for whom payment has previously been made under this item or item 135, 137, 289, 92140, 92141, 92142 or 92434)

Applicable only once per lifetime

135  Schedule 1 (cell at item 289, column 2)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

Professional attendance lasting at least 45 minutes, by a consultant physician in the practice of the consultant physician’s specialty of psychiatry, following referral of the patient to the consultant psychiatrist by a referring practitioner, for a patient aged under 25, if the consultant psychiatrist:

(a) undertakes, or has previously undertaken in prior attendances, a comprehensive assessment in relation to which a diagnosis of a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (such as autism spectrum disorder) is made (if appropriate, using information provided by an eligible allied health provider); and

(b) develops a treatment and management plan, which must include:

(i) documentation of the confirmed diagnosis; and

(ii) findings of any assessments performed for the purposes of formulation of the diagnosis or contribution to the treatment and management plan; and

(iii) a risk assessment; and

(iv) treatment options (which may include biopsychosocial recommendations); and

(c) provides a copy of the treatment and management plan to:

(i) the referring practitioner; and

(ii) one or more allied health providers, if appropriate, for the treatment of the patient;

(other than attendance on a patient for whom payment has previously been made under this item or item 135, 137, 139, 92140, 92141, 92142 or 92434)

Applicable only once per lifetime

Part 4Health assessments

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

136  Subclause 2.15.2(2) of Schedule 1 (paragraph (g) of the definition of relevant visa)

Repeal the paragraph.

137  Subclause 2.15.2(2) of Schedule 1 (after paragraph (h) of the definition of relevant visa)

Insert:

                   (ha)  Subclass 790 (Safe Haven Enterprise) visa;

Part 5Focussed psychological strategies services

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

138  Clause 2.20.2 of Schedule 1

Repeal the clause, substitute:

2.20.2  Meaning of amount under clause 2.20.2

             (1)  In items 2723, 2727, 2741 and 2745:

amount under clause 2.20.2, for an item mentioned in column 1 of table 2.20.2, means the sum of:

                     (a)  the fee mentioned in column 2 for the item; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  if not more than 6 patients are attended at a single attendance—the amount mentioned in column 3 for the item, divided by the number of patients attended; or

                             (ii)  if more than 6 patients are attended at a single attendance—the amount mentioned in column 4 for the item.

 

Table 2.20.2—Amount under clause 2.20.2

Item

Column 1

Item of this Schedule

Column 2

Fee

Column 3

Amount if not more than 6 patients (to be divided by the number of patients) ($)

Column 4

Amount if more than 6 patients ($)

1

2723

The fee for item 2721

27.45

2.15

2

2727

The fee for item 2725

27.45

2.15

3

2741

The fee for item 2739

27.45

2.15

4

2745

The fee for item 2743

27.45

2.15

             (2)  A reference in subclause (1) to an attendance on a patient includes, in relation to an attendance to which item 2741 or 2745 applies, an attendance on a person other than a patient as part of a patient’s treatment.

139  Subclause 2.20.3(2) of Schedule 1 (subparagraphs (c)(i) to (iii) of the definition of referral and treatment options)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

                              (i)  psychological therapies provided to the patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, by a clinical psychologist (items 80000 to 80025, 91166, 91167, 91168, 91171, 91181, 91182, 91198 and 91199); and

                             (ii)  focussed psychological strategies services provided to the patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, by a general practitioner mentioned in paragraph 2.20.7(1)(b) to provide those services (items 2721 to 2745, 91818, 91819, 91842, 91843, 91859, 91861, 91864 and 91865); and

                            (iii)  focussed psychological strategies services provided to the patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, by an allied mental health professional (items 80100 to 80175, 91169, 91170, 91172, 91173, 91174, 91175, 91176, 91177, 91183, 91184, 91185, 91186, 91187, 91188, 91194, 91195, 91196, 91197, 91200, 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204 and 91205); and

                            (iv)  focussed psychological strategies services provided to the patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, by a medical practitioner mentioned in paragraph 1.9.4(1)(b) of the Health Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services – Other Medical Practitioner) Determination 2018 to provide those services (items 283, 285, 286, 287, 309, 311, 313, 315, 91820, 91821, 91844, 91845, 91862, 91863, 91866, 91867).

140  Subclause 2.20.3(2) of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note.

141  Subparagraph 2.20.7(2)(a)(i) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  is provided to a patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, if, in the calendar year, 6 other services to which any of the items in Subgroup 2 of Group A20 apply have already been provided to or in relation to the patient; and

142  Paragraph 2.20.7(2)(b) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  a service which is provided to a patient, or to a person other than the patient as part of the patient’s treatment, if, in the calendar year, 10 other services to which an item in Subgroup 2 of Group A20, or item 283, 285, 286, 287, 309, 311, 313, 315, 80000 to 80016, 80100 to 80116, 80125 to 80141, 80150 to 80166, 91166, 91167, 91168, 91169, 91170, 91171, 91172, 91173, 91174, 91175, 91176, 91177, 91181, 91182, 91183, 91184, 91185, 91186, 91187, 91188, 91194, 91195, 91196, 91197, 91198, 91199, 91200, 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91818, 91819, 91820, 91821, 91842, 91843, 91844, 91845, 91859, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864, 91865, 91866 or 91867, apply, have already been provided to or in relation to the patient.

143  Subclause 2.20.7(2) of Schedule 1 (note)

Repeal the note.

144  At the end of clause 2.20.7 of Schedule 1

Add:

             (3)  In addition to the restrictions in subclauses (1) and (2) of this clause, item 2739, 2741, 2743 or 2745 applies to a service provided by a general practitioner to a person other than the patient only if:

                     (a)  the general practitioner determines it is clinically appropriate to provide focussed psychological strategies services to a person other than the patient, and makes a written record of this determination in the patient’s records; and

                     (b)  the general practitioner:

                              (i)  explains the service to the patient; and

                             (ii)  obtains the patient’s consent for the service to be provided to the other person as part of the patient’s treatment; and

                            (iii)  makes a written record of the consent; and

                     (c)  the service is provided as part of the patient’s treatment; and

                     (d)  the patient is not in attendance during the provision of the service; and

                     (e)  in the calendar year, no more than one other service to which any of items 309, 311, 313, 315, 2739, 2741, 2743, 2745, 80002, 80006, 80012, 80016, 80102, 80106, 80112, 80116, 80129, 80131, 80137, 80141, 80154, 80156, 80162, 80166, 91168, 91171, 91174, 91177, 91194, 91195, 91196, 91197, 91198, 91199, 91200, 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91859, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864, 91865, 91866 or 91867 apply has already been provided to or in relation to the patient.

Note:          The patient’s consent may be withdrawn at any time.

145  Schedule 1 (Group A20 table, at the end of the table)

Add:

 

2739

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner (not including a specialist or a consultant physician) registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service:

(a) for providing focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient, if the service is part of the patient’s treatment; and

(b) lasting at least 30 minutes, but less than 40 minutes

98.05

2741

Professional attendance at a place other than consulting rooms by a general practitioner (not including a specialist or a consultant physician) registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service:

(a) for providing focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient, if the service is part of the patient’s treatment; and

(b) lasting at least 30 minutes, but less than 40 minutes

Amount under clause 2.20.2

2743

Professional attendance at consulting rooms by a general practitioner (not including a specialist or a consultant physician) registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service:

(a) for providing focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient, if the service is part of the patient’s treatment; and

(b) lasting at least 40 minutes

140.30

2745

Professional attendance at a place other than consulting rooms by a general practitioner (not including a specialist or a consultant physician) registered with the Chief Executive Medicare as meeting the credentialling requirements for provision of this service:

(a) for providing focussed psychological strategies to a person other than the patient, if the service is part of the patient’s treatment; and

(b) lasting at least 40 minutes

Amount under clause 2.20.2

146  After subclause 2.31.9(1) of Schedule 1

Insert:

          (1A)  A reference in subclause (1) to a service providing a treatment to a patient includes any service to which item 309, 311, 313, 315, 2739, 2741, 2743, 2745, 80002, 80006, 80012, 80016, 80102, 80106, 80112, 80116, 80129, 80131, 80137, 80141, 80154, 80156, 80162, 80166, 91168, 91171, 91174, 91177, 91194, 91195, 91196, 91197, 91198, 91199, 91200, 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91859, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864, 91865, 91866, or 91867 applies that is provided to another person as part of the patient’s treatment.

147  Paragraphs 2.31.9(3)(a) to (e) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  items 283, 285, 286, 287, 309, 311, 313 and 315;

                     (b)  items 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727, 2739, 2741, 2743 and 2745;

                     (c)  items in Groups M6, M7 and M16 other than item 82350;

                     (d)  items 90271, 90272, 90273, 90274, 90275, 90276, 90277, 90278, 90279, 90280, 90281 and 90282;

                     (e)  items 91166, 91167, 91168, 91169, 91170, 91171, 91172, 91173, 91174, 91175, 91176, 91177, 91181 to 91188, 91194, 91195, 91196, 91197, 91198, 91199, 91200, 91201, 91202, 91203, 91204, 91205, 91818, 91819, 91820, 91821, 91842, 91843, 91844, 91845, 91859, 91861, 91862, 91863, 91864, 91865, 91866, 91867, 92182, 92184, 92186, 92188, 92194, 92196, 92198, 92200, 93076, 93079, 93084, 93087, 93092, 93095, 93100, 93103, 93110, 93113, 93118, 93121, 93126, 93129, 93134 and 93137.

Health Insurance Regulations 2018

148  Subsection 28(1) (table item 13)

Repeal the item, substitute:

13

Subgroup 9 of Group A7

272, 276, 277, 279, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286, 287, 309, 311, 313, 315, 941, 942

149  Subsection 28(1) (table item 23)

Repeal the item, substitute:

23

A20

2700, 2701, 2712, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727, 2733, 2735, 2739, 2741, 2743, 2745

150  Subsection 28(1) (table items 28E and 28F)

Repeal the items, substitute:

28E

Subgroup 3 of Group A40

91818, 91819, 91820, 91821, 91859, 91861, 91862, 91863

28F

Subgroup 10 of Group A40

91842, 91843, 91844, 91845, 91864, 91865, 91866, 91867

Part 6Eating disorder services—attendance by video conference

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

151  Subclauses 1.2.5(1) and 1.2.6(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “90282”, substitute “90278”.

152  Paragraph 1.2.6(3)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “items 90279, 90280, 90281 and 90282”, substitute “item 294”.

153  Subclause 1.2.7(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “90282”, substitute “90278”.

154  Paragraph 1.2.7(4)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “items 90279, 90280, 90281 and 90282”, substitute “item 294”.

155  Clause 1.2.8 of Schedule 1

Omit “90282”, substitute “90278”.

156  Paragraph 1.3.1(2)(f) of Schedule 1

Omit “90275, 90277, 90281 and 90282”, substitute “90275 and 90277”.

157  Clause 2.31.8 of Schedule 1

Repeal the clause.

158  Paragraph 2.31.9(3)(d) of Schedule 1

Omit “90277, 90278, 90279, 90280, 90281 and 90282”, substitute “90277 and 90278”.

159  Schedule 1 (items 90279 to 90282)

Repeal the items.

Part 7GP management plans, team care arrangements and multidisciplinary care plans

Health Insurance (General Medical Services Table) Regulations 2021

160  At the end of clause 2.16.11 of Schedule 1

Add:

                   ; (e)  items 91790, 91800, 91801, 91802, 91890, 91891, 91792, 91803, 91804, 91805, 91892, 91893, 91794, 91806, 91807, 91808, 91894, 91895, 92210 and 92211.