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Respiratory and sleep medicine

Area of medical practice that treats health conditions that affect breathing and sleeping

Procedures:

Sleep studies

An overnight sleep study to diagnose a sleep disorder in a person aged 18 years older. Many body functions like heartbeat, oxygen levels, breathing rate and brain activity are measured continuously during the study.

Services:

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 11503

Tests conducted in a specialised clinic to measure how the lungs and airways are working.

MBS item 11505

A test which helps to diagnose airway and lung conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

MBS item 11506

A test to help diagnose or check airway and lung conditions (spirometry) such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

MBS item 11507

A type of test that measures how well the lungs are working (spirometry). The tests are done in a specialised clinic, by specially trained staff.

MBS item 11508

An exercise based test (maximal symptom limited incremental exercise test) to look at why a person has been experiencing breathlessness. This test is done is at a specialised clinic (respiratory laboratory).

MBS item 11512

A test to help diagnose or check airway and lung conditions (spirometry). The test is done at a specialised clinic.

MBS item 12000

Allergy tests using small injections under the skin. Testing is to find out if a patient is allergic to certain particles in the air (aeroallergens).

MBS item 12003

Allergy tests using small injections under the skin. Testing is to find out if a person is allergic to certain foods or latex.

MBS item 12203

An overnight sleep study of at least 8 hours, to diagnose a sleep disorder in a person aged 18 years or older.

MBS item 12204

An overnight sleep study in a person aged 18 years or older to measure the effect of positive airway pressure on their sleep.

MBS item 12205

A follow-up study for a person aged 18 years or older with a sleep-related breathing disorder. The reason for the follow up is because the person has had a return of symptoms for unknown reasons or has a change to weight or health which could affect the condition.

MBS item 12250

An overnight sleep study of at least 8 hours to confirm a sleep related breathing condition (obstructive sleep apnoea) in a person aged 18 years or older. Many body functions like heartbeat, oxygen levels and brain activity will be measured continuously during the study. The person is supervised throughout the study.

MBS item 12254

A procedure to measure how long it takes a person to go from being fully awake to asleep. This is to check why a person aged 18 years or older is experiencing excessive sleepiness.

MBS item 12258

A study to measure how awake a patient can stay during the day. Follows an overnight sleep study. The patient is aged 18 years or older.

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 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 00871

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 3 other medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a patient with cancer, The metting is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 00872

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 4 medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a person with cancer, and is 10 minutes or longer.

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 13839

A procedure to take blood from an artery to help diagnose a medical condition.

MBS item 14245

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