Back, neck and spine - 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.

30672
COCCYX, excision of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
44133
TORTICOLLIS, open division of sternomastoid muscle for (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50600
SCOLIOSIS OR KYPHOSIS, in a growing child, manipulation of deformity and application of a localiser cast, under general anaesthesia, in a hospital (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50604
SCOLIOSIS or KYPHOSIS, in a child or adolescent, spinal fusion for (without instrumentation) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50608
SCOLIOSIS OR KYPHOSIS, in a child or adolescent, treatment by segmental instrumentation and fusion of the spine, not being a service to which item51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50612
SCOLIOSIS OR KYPHOSIS, in a child or adolescent, with spinal deformity, treatment by segmental instrumentation, utilising separate anterior and posterior approaches, not being a service to which item51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50616
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, re-exploration for adjustment or removal of segmental instrumentation used for correction of spine deformity (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50620
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, revision of failed scoliosis surgery, involving more than 1 of osteotomy, fusion, removal of instrumentation or instrumentation, not being a service to which item 51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50624
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, anterior correction of, with fusion and segmental fixation (Dwyer, Zielke or similar) - not more than 4 levels (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50628
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, anterior correction of, with fusion and segmental fixation (Dwyer, Zielke or similar) - more than 4 levels (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50632
SCOLIOSIS OR KYPHOSIS, in a child or adolescent, requiring segmental instrumentation and fusion of the spine down to and including the pelvis or sacrum, not being a service to which item 51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50636
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, requiring anterior decompression of the spinal cord with vertebral resection and instrumentation in the presence of spinal cord involvement, not being a service to which item 51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50640
SCOLIOSIS, in a child or adolescent, congenital, resection and fusion of abnormal vertebra via an anterior or posterior approach, not being a service to which item51011 to 51171 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50644
SPINE, bone graft to, for a child or adolescent, associated with surgery for correction of scoliosis or kyphosis or both (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51020
Simple fixation of part of one vertebra (not motion segment) including pars interarticularis, spinous process or pedicle, or simple interspinous wiring between 2 adjacent vertebral levels, not being a service associated with: (a) interspinous dynamic stabilisation devices; or (b) a service to which item51021, 51022, 51023, 51024, 51025 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51021
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, one motion segment, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51022, 51023, 51024, 51025 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51022
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, 2 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51021, 51023, 51024, 51025 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51023
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, 3 or 4 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51021, 51022, 51024, 51025 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51024
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, 5 or 6 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51021, 51022, 51023, 51025 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51025
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, 7 to 12 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51021, 51022, 51023, 51024 or 51026 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51026
Fixation of motion segment with vertebral body screw, pedicle screw or hook instrumentation including sublaminar tapes or wires, more than 12 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51020, 51021, 51022, 51023, 51024 or 51025 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51031
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, one motion segment, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51032, 51033, 51034, 51035 or 51036 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51032
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, 2 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51031, 51033, 51034, 51035 or 51036 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51033
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, 3 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51031, 51032, 51034, 51035 or 51036 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51034
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, 4 to 7 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51031, 51032, 51033, 51035 or 51036 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51035
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, 8 to 11 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51031, 51032, 51033, 51034 or 51036 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51036
Spine, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft to, 12 or more motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51031, 51032, 51033, 51034 or 51035 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51041
Spinal fusion, anterior column (anterior, direct lateral or posterior interbody), one motion segment, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51042, 51043, 51044 or 51045 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51042
Spinal fusion, anterior column (anterior, direct lateral or posterior interbody), 2 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51041, 51043, 51044 or 51045 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51043
Spinal fusion, anterior column (anterior, direct lateral or posterior interbody), 3 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51041, 51042, 51044 or 51045 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51044
Spinal fusion, anterior column (anterior, direct lateral or posterior interbody), 4 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51041, 51042, 51043 or 51045 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51045
Spinal fusion, anterior column (anterior, direct lateral or posterior interbody), 5 or more motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51041, 51042, 51043 or 51044 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51051
Pedicle subtraction osteotomy, one motion segment, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51052, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51052
Pedicle subtraction osteotomy, 2 motion segments, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51053
Vertebral column resection osteotomy performed through single posterior approach, one motion segment, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51054
Vertebral body, piecemeal or subtotal excision of (where piecemeal or subtotal excision is defined as removal of more than 50% of the vertebral body), one vertebra, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51055, 51056, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51055
Vertebral body, piecemeal or subtotal excision of (where piecemeal or subtotal excision is defined as removal of more than 50% of the vertebral body), 2 vertebrae, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51054, 51056, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51056
Vertebral body, piecemeal or subtotal excision of (where piecemeal or subtotal excision is defined as removal of more than 50% of the vertebral body), 3 or more vertebrae, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51057, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51057
Vertebral body, en bloc excision of (complete spondylectomy), one vertebra, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51058 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51058
Vertebral body, en bloc excision of (complete spondylectomy), 2 vertebrae, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51057 or 51059 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51059
Vertebral body, en bloc excision of (complete spondylectomy), 3 or more vertebrae, not being a service associated with: (a) anterior column fusion when at the same motion segment; or (b) a service to which item51051, 51052, 51053, 51054, 51055, 51056, 51057 or 51058 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51061
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at one motion segment, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51062, 51063, 51064, 51065 or 51066 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51062
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at 2 motion segments, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51061, 51063, 51064, 51065 or 51066 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51063
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at 3 motion segments, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51061, 51062, 51064, 51065 or 51066 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51064
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at 4 to 7 motion segments, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51061, 51062, 51063, 51065 or 51066 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51065
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at 8 to 11 motion segments, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51061, 51062, 51063, 51064 or 51066 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51066
Spine fusion, anterior and posterior, including spinal instrumentation at 12 or more motion segments, posterior and/or posterolateral bone graft, and anterior column fusion not being a service associated with a service to which item 51061, 51062, 51063, 51064 or 51065 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51071
Removal of intradural lesion, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51072 or 51073 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51072
Craniocervical junction lesion, transoral approach for, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51071 or 51073 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51073
Removal of intramedullary tumour or arteriovenous malformation, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51071 or 51072 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51102
Thoracoplasty in combination with thoracic scoliosis correction—3 or more ribs (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51103
Odontoid screw fixation (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51110
Spine, treatment of fracture, dislocation or fracture dislocation, with immobilisation by calipers or halo, not including application of skull tongs or calipers as part of operative positioning (Anaes.)
51111
Skull calipers or halo, insertion of, as an independent procedure (Anaes.)
51112
Plaster jacket, application of, as an independent procedure (Anaes.)
51113
Halo, application of, in addition to spinal fusion for scoliosis, or other conditions (Anaes.)
51114
Halo thoracic orthosis—application of both halo and thoracic jacket (Anaes.)
51115
Halo femoral traction, as an independent procedure (Anaes.)
51120
Bone graft, harvesting of autogenous graft, via separate incision or via subcutaneous approach, in conjunction with spinal fusion, other than for the purposes of bone graft obtained from the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral spine (Anaes.)
51130
Lumbar artificial intervertebral total disc replacement, at one motion segment only, including removal of disc and marginal osteophytes: (a) for a patient who: (i) has not had prior spinal fusion surgery at the same lumbar level; and (ii) does not have vertebral osteoporosis; and (iii) has failed conservative therapy; and (b) not being a service associated with a service to which item51011, 51012, 51013, 51014 or 51015 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51131
Cervical artificial intervertebral total disc replacement, at one motion segment only, including removal of disc and marginal osteophytes, for a patient who: (a) has not had prior spinal surgery at the same cervical level; and (b) is skeletally mature; and (c) has symptomatic degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy; and (d) does not have vertebral osteoporosis; and (e) has failed conservative therapy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51140
Previous spinal fusion, re-exploration for, involving adjustment or removal of instrumentation up to 3 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51141 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51141
Previous spinal fusion, re-exploration for, involving adjustment or removal of instrumentation more than 3 motion segments, not being a service associated with a service to which item 51140 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51145
Wound debridement or excision for post operative infection or haematoma following spinal surgery (Anaes.)
51150
Coccyx, excision of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51160
Anterior exposure of thoracic or lumbar spine, one motion segment, not being a service to which item 51165 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51165
Anterior exposure of thoracic or lumbar spine, more than one motion segment, not being a service to which item 51160 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51170
Syringomyelia or hydromyelia, craniotomy for, with or without duraplasty, intradural dissection, plugging of obex or local cerebrospinal fluid shunt (Anaes.) (Assist.)
51171
Syringomyelia or hydromyelia, treatment by direct cerebrospinal fluid shunt (for example, syringosubarachnoid shunt, syringopleural shunt or syringoperitoneal shunt) (Anaes.) (Assist.)


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