Lung and chest

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.

30090
diagnostic biopsy of pleura, percutaneous 1 or more biopsies on any 1 occasion, where the biopsy is sent for pathological examination (Anaes.)
30696
Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy(s) (endoscopy with ultrasound imaging) to obtain one or more specimens from either: (a) mediastinal mass(es) or(b) locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinomanot being a service associated with another item in this subgroup or to which items 30710 and 55054 apply (Anaes.)
30710
Endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy(s) (bronchoscopy with ultrasound imaging, with or without associated fluoroscopic imaging) to obtain one or more specimens by either:(a) transbronchial biopsy(s) of peripheral lung lesions; or(b) fine needle aspiration(s) of a mediastinal mass(es); or (c) fine needle aspiration(s) of locoregional nodes to stage non-small cell lung carcinomanot being a service associated with another item in this subgroup or to which items 30696, 41892, 41898, and 60500 to 60509 applies (Anaes.)
34133
Scalenotomy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34136
First rib, resection of portion of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34139
Cervical rib, removal of, or other operation for removal of thoracic outlet compression, not being a service to which another item in this Sub-group applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38415
Empyema, radical operation for, involving resection of rib (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38418
Thoracotomy, exploratory, with or without biopsy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38421
Thoracotomy, with pulmonary decortication (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38424
Thoracotomy, with pleurectomy or pleurodesis, or enucleation of hydatid cysts (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38427
Thoracoplasty (complete) - 3 or more ribs (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38430
Thoracoplasty (in stages) each stage (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38436
Thoracoscopy, with or without division of pleural adhesions, including insertion of intercostal catheter where necessary, with or without biopsy (Anaes.)
38438
Pneumonectomy or lobectomy or segmentectomy not being a service associated with a service to which Item 38418 applies (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38440
Lung, wedge resection of (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38441
Radical lobectomy or pneumonectomy including resection of chest wall, diaphragm, pericardium, or formal mediastinal node dissection (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38446
Thoracotomy or sternotomy, for removal of thymus or mediastinal tumour (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38448
Mediastinum, cervical exploration of, with or without biopsy (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38453
Tracheal excision and repair without cardiopulmonary bypass (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38455
Tracheal excision and repair of, with cardiopulmonary bypass (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38460
Sternal wires or wires, removal of (Anaes.)
38462
Sternotomy wound, debridement of, not involving reopening of the mediastinum (Anaes.)
38464
Sternotomy wound, debridement of, involving curettage of infected bone with or without removal of wires but not involving reopening of the mediastinum (Anaes.)
38466
Sternum, reoperation on, for dehiscence or infection involving reopening of the mediastinum, with or without rewiring (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38468
Sternum and mediastinum, reoperation for infection of, involving muscle advancement flaps or greater omentum (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38469
Sternum and mediastinum, reoperation for infection of, involving muscle advancement flaps and greater omentum (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38640
Re-operation via median sternotomy, for any procedure, including any divisions of adhesions where the time taken to divide the adhesions is 45 minutes or less (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38643
Thoracotomy or sternotomy involving division of adhesions where the time taken to divide the adhesions exceeds 45 minutes (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38647
Thoracotomy or sternotomy involving division of extensive adhesions where the time taken to divide the adhesions exceeds 2 hours (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38656
Thoracotomy or median sternotomy for post-operative bleeding (Anaes.) (Assist.)
38800
Thoracic cavity, aspiration of, for diagnostic purposes, not being a service associated with a service to which item 38803 applies
38803
Thoracic cavity, aspiration of, with therapeutic drainage (paracentesis), with or without diagnostic sample
38806
Intercostal drain, insertion of, not involving resection of rib (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.)
38809
Intercostal drain, insertion of, with pleurodesis and not involving resection of rib (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.)
38812
Percutaneous needle biopsy of lung (Anaes.)
43861
Congenital cystadenomatoid malformation or congenital lobar emphysema, thoracotomy and lung resection for (Anaes.) (Assist.)
43909
Tracheomalacia, aortopexy for (Anaes.) (Assist.)
43912
Thoracotomy and excision of 1 or more of bronchogenic or enterogenous cyst or mediastinal teratoma (Anaes.) (Assist.)


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