Bone, joint and muscle - MBS item (18360)

The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.

Botulinum Toxin Type A Purified Neurotoxin Complex (Botox), or Clostridium Botulinum Type A Toxin Haemagglutinin Complex (Dysport),injection of, for the treatment of moderate to severe focal spasticity, if: (a)the patient is at least 18 years of age; and (b)the spasticity is associated with a previously diagnosed neurological disorder; and (c)treatment is provided as: (i)second line therapy when standard treatment for the conditions has failed; or (ii)an adjunct to physical therapy; and (d)the treatment is for all or any of the muscles subserving one functional activity and supplied by one motor nerve, with a maximum of 4 sets of injections for the patient on any one day (with a maximum of 2 sets of injections for each limb), including all injections per set; and (e)the treatment is not provided on the same occasion as a service mentioned in item 18365

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