Obstetrics and gynaecology P020 - Operative delivery

General Info

Billing Amount: $535.60

Anesthetic units:

6
6

Billing Additions

Code Description Amount
E502 vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) whether successful or unsuccessful $51.00

Description

i.e. midcavity extraction or assisted breech delivery

Notes:

Payment rules:
For vaginal deliveries of two or more infants, P006 or P020 as appropriate is eligible for payment for the first delivery, in addition to 85% of P006 or P020 as appropriate for the second delivery, and E500 for the third and each subsequent delivery.

For vaginal delivery of the first infant followed by caesarean section, one of P018, P041 or P042 as appropriate is eligible for payment, in addition to 85% of P006 or P020 as appropriate, and E500 for the third and each subsequent delivery.

Despite payment rules above, for spontaneous vaginal deliveries between 20 and 23 weeks gestational age, only P006 is eligible for payment, regardless of the number of fetuses delivered.

For delivery of one or more fetuses known to be stillborn in addition to delivery of one or more live fetuses, only the delivery of live fetuses is eligible for payment in accordance with the payment rules above. If all fetuses are known to be stillborn, only one of P006, P018, P020, P041 or P042 as appropriate, is eligible for payment.