Lung and chest - MBS items

The following MBS item numbers are included in this clinical category. The following is an indicative list of MBS items that are covered in the clinical category. Other MBS items not listed here may also be covered. If you cannot find the item you are looking for, please speak with your insurer.

30090
DIAGNOSTIC BIOPSY OF PLEURA, PERCUTANEOUS 1 or more biopsies on any 1 occasion, where the biopsy is sent for pathological examination (Anaes.)
34133
SCALENOTOMY (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34136
FIRST RIB, resection of portion of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34139
CERVICAL RIB, removal of, or other operation for removal of thoracic outlet compression, not being a service to which another item in this Sub-group applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38415
EMPYEMA, radical operation for, involving resection of rib (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38416
Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy or biopsies (endoscopy with ultrasound imaging) to obtain one or more specimens from either or both of the following: (a) mediastinal masses; (b) locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinoma; other than a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 of this Group, or item 38417 or 55054, applies (Anaes.)
38417
Endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy or biopsies (bronchoscopy with ultrasound imaging, with or without associated fluoroscopic imaging) to obtain one or more specimens by: (a) transbronchial biopsy or biopsies of peripheral lung lesions; or (b) fine needle aspirations of one or more mediastinal masses; or (c) fine needle aspirations of locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinoma; other than a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 of this Group, item 38416, 38420 or 38423, or an item in Subgroup I5 of Group I3, applies (Anaes.)
38418
THORACOTOMY, exploratory, with or without biopsy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38421
THORACOTOMY, with pulmonary decortication (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38424
THORACOTOMY, with pleurectomy or pleurodesis, OR ENUCLEATION OF HYDATID cysts (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38427
THORACOPLASTY (complete) - 3 or more ribs (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38430
THORACOPLASTY (in stages)each stage (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38436
THORACOSCOPY, with or without division of pleural adhesions, including insertion of intercostal catheter where necessary, with or without biopsy (Anaes.)
38438
PNEUMONECTOMY or LOBECTOMY or SEGMENTECTOMY not being a service associated with a service to which Item 38418 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38440
LUNG, wedge resection of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38441
RADICAL LOBECTOMY or PNEUMONECTOMY including resection of chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, or formal mediastinal node dissection (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38446
THORACOTOMY or STERNOTOMY, for removal of thymus or mediastinal tumour (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38448
MEDIASTINUM, cervical exploration of, with or without biopsy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38453
TRACHEAL excision and repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38455
TRACHEAL EXCISION AND REPAIR OF, with cardiopulmonary bypass (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38460
STERNAL WIRE OR WIRES, removal of (Anaes.)
38462
STERNOTOMY WOUND, debridement of, not involving reopening of the mediastinum (Anaes.)
38464
STERNOTOMY WOUND, debridement of, involving curettage of infected bone with or without removal of wires but not involving reopening of the mediastinum (Anaes.)
38466
STERNUM, reoperation on, for dehiscence or infection involving reopening of the mediastinum, with or without rewiring (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38468
STERNUM AND MEDIASTINUM, reoperation for infection of, involving muscle advancement flaps or greater omentum (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38469
STERNUM AND MEDIASTINUM, reoperation for infection of, involving muscle advancement flaps and greater omentum (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38643
Thoracotomy 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, 18260, 33824, 38418, 38806 or 45503 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38656
THORACOTOMY or median sternotomy for post-operative bleeding, other than a service associated with a service to which item11704, 11705, 11707, 11714, 18260, 33824, 38418, 38806 or 45503 applies (H) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38800
THORACIC CAVITY, aspiration of, for diagnostic purposes, not being a service associated with a service to which item 38803 applies
38803
THORACIC CAVITY, aspiration of, with therapeutic drainage (paracentesis), with or without diagnostic sample
38806
INTERCOSTAL DRAIN, insertion of, not involving resection of rib (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.)
38809
INTERCOSTAL DRAIN, insertion of, with pleurodesis and not involving resection of rib (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.)
38812
PERCUTANEOUS NEEDLE BIOPSY of lung (Anaes.)
43861
CONGENITAL CYSTADENOMATOID MALFORMATION OR CONGENITAL LOBAR EMPHYSEMA, thoracotomy and lung resection for (Anaes.) (Assist.)
43909
TRACHEOMALACIA, aortopexy for (Anaes.) (Assist.)
43912
THORACOTOMY and excision of 1 or more of bronchogenic or enterogenous cyst or mediastinal teratoma (Anaes.) (Assist.)


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