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Anaesthetics

Area of medical practice that manages pain and awareness before, during and after surgery

Procedures:

There are no procedures for this medical specialty

Services:

Professional attendances
MBS item 02801

The first appointment with a pain medicine specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment at their rooms or in-hospital.

MBS item 02806

A follow up appointment with a pain medicine specialist at their rooms or in-hospital.

MBS item 02946

A pain medicine specialist coordinates a meeting as part of a care team. 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 92712

An appointment with a specialist in anaesthetics to assess a patient who is undergoing advanced surgery or has complex medical problems. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 15 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 17610

The first appointment with an anaesthetist which is no more than 15 minutes.

MBS item 17615

An appointment with an anaesthetist. Patient is about to have surgery or has a complex medical history. The appointment is between 15 and 30 minutes.

MBS item 17620

An appointment with an anaesthetist. Patient is about to have surgery or has a complex medical history. The appointment is between 31 and 45 minutes.

MBS item 17625

An appointment with an anaesthetist. Patient is about to have surgery or has a complex medical history. The appointment is more than 45 minutes.

MBS item 17640

An appointment with an anaesthetist, not before surgery.

MBS item 17645

An appointment with an anaesthetist which is between 15 to 30 minutes. This involves selective history taking and looking at different parts of the body. It also involves writing a patient management plan.

MBS item 17650

An appointment with an anaesthetist which is between 30 and 45 minutes. This involves detailed history taking and looking at different parts of the body. It also involves writing a patient management plan.

MBS item 17655

An appointment with an anaesthetist which is more than 45 minutes. This involves exhaustive history taking and looking at different parts of the body. It also involves writing a management plan after talking to health care professionals.

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 18276

Injection of an anaesthetic into multiple nerves of the spine (paravertebral).

MBS item 22025

A procedure to insert a thin tube (cannula) into an artery. Anaesthesia is also given.

MBS item 22031

The first injection of medication into or near the spine (intrathecal, epidural) to help with pain after surgery. This item is for 75 minutes of anaesthesia.