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Neurology

Area of medical practice that treats health conditions involving the brain, spinal cord or nerves

Procedures:

There are no procedures for this medical specialty

Services:

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 11000

A procedure which measures the electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography, EEG).

MBS item 11003

A procedure which measures the electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography, EEG) for at least 3 hours.

MBS item 11004

A test which measures the electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography, EEG), for 3 to 24 hours. This item is for the first day of testing.

MBS item 11012

Tests to check how a nerve is working (neuromuscular electrodiagnosis), or the muscles that connect to the nerve are working (electromyography).

MBS item 11015

A test on 2 or 3 nerves to check if they are working correctly (neuromuscular electrodiagnosis). May also include tests that check how the muscles that connect to the nerves are working (electromyography).

MBS item 11018

A test on 4 or more nerves to check if they are working correctly (neuromuscular electrodiagnosis). May also include tests that check how the muscles that connect to the nerves are working (electromyography).

MBS item 11021

Tests to check if nerves are working correctly (neuromuscular electrodiagnosis), or the muscles that connect to the nerves are working (electromyography).

MBS item 11024

Tests to check how the brain, spinal cord and certain nerves (central nervous system) are working. One to two tests are completed.

MBS item 11027

Tests to check how the brain, spinal cord and certain nerves (central nervous system) are working. Three or more tests are completed.

MBS item 11300

A hearing test (audiometry) to measure how the brain responds to sounds heard by the patient.

MBS item 11312

The results of hearing tests (audiogram) where sound travels through the ear canal (air conduction) and also as vibrations (bone conduction). Or hearing tests using air conduction and testing the person's ability to hear different words (speech discrimination).

Professional attendances
Follow-up appointment for complex disorder

A follow-up appointment with a consultant physician to review ongoing care for a complex disorder. The appointment is 20 minutes or longer.

Follow-up consultant physician appointment

A follow-up appointment with a consultant physician. The consultant physician will look at a specific condition and/or provide a course of treatment. The appointment is at their rooms.

Initial appointment for complex disorder

The first appointment with a consultant physician to assess and plan care for a complex disorder. The appointment is 45 minutes or longer.

Initial consultant physician appointment

The first appointment with a consultant physician. The consultant physician will look at a specific condition and/or provide a course of treatment. The appointment is at their rooms.

MBS item 00820

A specialist coordinates a meeting with at least 3 other care providers. They all provide different types of care. The meeting is between 15 and 30 minutes.

MBS item 00822

A specialist coordinates a meeting with at least 3 other care providers. They all provide different types of care. The meeting is between 30 and 45 minutes.

MBS item 00825

A specialist attends a meeting with at least 2 other care providers. They all provide different types of care. The meeting is between 15 and 30 minutes.

MBS item 91824

The first appointment with a consultant physician for a specific condition and/or course of treatment (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91825

A follow up appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91834

The first appointment with a consultant physician for a specific condition and/or course of treatment (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91835

A follow up appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91836

A follow up appointment (minor) with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes

MBS item 92422

The first appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist) using telehealth. This is to assess a patient with at least two long-term health conditions. The appointment is 45 minutes or longer.

MBS item 92423

An appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist) using telehealth. This is to follow up on a patient with at least two long-term health conditions. The appointment is 20 minutes or longer.

MBS item 92431

The first appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist) using a telehealth. This is to assess a patient with at least two long-term health conditions. The appointment is 45 minutes or longer.

MBS item 92432

An appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist) using a telehealth. This is to follow up a patient with at least two long-term health conditions. The appointment is 20 minutes or longer.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 13706

A transfusion of blood or bone marrow.

MBS item 14221

A procedure to access a device which has been implanted in the body as a way to deliver medication to a patient.

MBS item 14245

An infusion into a vein (intravenous, IV) of a medication which helps the immune system (immunomodulating agent).

MBS item 18236

Injection of anaesthetic into a branch of one of the main nerves of the face (trigeminal).

MBS item 18242

Injection of anaesthetic into one of the main nerves that runs along the upper neck and back of head (greater occipital nerve).

MBS item 18350

Botox injection in a person aged 12 years or older, to treat uncontrollable muscle spasms on one side of the face (hemifacial). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18351

Dysport injection in a person aged 18 years or older, to treat uncontrollable muscle spasms on one side of the face (hemifacial). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18353

Botox, Dysport or Xeomin injection to treat uncontrollable spasms of the neck (cervical dystonia, spasmodic torticollis). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18360

Botox or Dysport injection in a person aged 18 years or older to help treat moderate to severe muscle spasms (focal spasticity). Includes 4 sets of injections on same day.

MBS item 18362

Botox injection in a person aged 12 years or older to treat excessive sweating in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18365

A treatment using injection with Botox, Dysport or Xeomin to treat muscle spasticity (moderate to severe spasticity) in the arms after a stroke. This is for a person aged 18 years or older.

MBS item 18368

A treatment using injection of Botox for a disorder affecting the voice muscles (spasmodic dysphonia).

MBS item 18370

Botox injection in a person aged 12 years or older to treat muscle spasms around one eye (unilateral blepharospasm). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18372

Botox injection in a person aged 12 years or older to treat muscle spasms around both eyes (bilateral blepharospasm). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18374

Dysport injection in a person aged 18 years or older to treat muscle spasms around both eyes (bilateral blepharospasm). Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 18377

Botox injection in a person aged 18 years or older to treat chronic migraine. The person has tried other medicines with no success and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) requirements have been met. Includes all injections on same day.

MBS item 39000

A procedure of taking fluid from the lower spinal cord using a needle (lumbar puncture).

MBS item 40707

Surgery to treat types of epilepsy using a device which sends electrical impulses to a nerve (vagus nerve stimulation).

MBS item 40862

A procedure to check and adjust the device (neurostimulator pulse generator) producing electric currents to help treat Parkinson's disease or uncontrollable muscle movements.