PSA Testing & Medicare

As of May 2009, men that wish to get PSA testing through their GPs can claim the cost of the test on Medicare as follow:

66659

Prostate specific antigen - quantitation of 2 or more fractions of PSA and any derived index including (if performed) a test described in item 66656, in the follow-up of a PSA result that lies at or above the age related median but below the age related, method specific 97.5% reference limit - 1 of this item in a 12 month period

(Item is subject to rule 25)

Fee: $37.40 Benefit: 75% = $28.05 85% = $31.80


66660

Prostate specific antigen - quantitation of 2 or more fractions of PSA and any derived index including (if performed) a test described in item 66656, in the follow up of a PSA result that lies at or above the age related, method specific 97.5% reference limit, but below a value of 10 ug/L - 4 of this item in a 12 month period.

(Item is subject to rule 25)

Fee: $37.80 Benefit: 75% = $28.35 85% = $32.15


More information about this ruling can be found at:  http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/

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