For neurosurgical procedure repeated within 21 days of initial procedure, full listed fee applies.
For neurosurgical procedure repeated after 21 days of initial procedure, an additional 25 percent of the listed fee may be claimed for qualifying procedures, under fee item 03230.
Applicable only to the following neurosurgical procedures:
- reoperation for residual or recurrent brain tumour
- reoperation for residual or recurrent spinal tumour (intradural or extradural).
- reoperation for recurrent lumbar disc or spinal stenosis.
- spinal reoperation for tethering of myelomeningocoele or lipomyelomeningocoele.
iv) Not applicable to shunt revisions or re-opening of cranial wound for removal of bone flap.
v) Not applicable to fee items 03130 or 03135.