Cataracts

What are 'Cataracts'?

Hospital treatment for surgery to remove a cataract and replace with an artificial lens.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Cataracts are included under our Silver Plus No Maternity Combo, Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Cataract services category?

42698, 42701, 42702, 42703, 42704, 42705, 42707, 42710, 42713, 42716

Important, please note.
The item numbers listed above will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function here: http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/search.cfm