Joint reconstructions

What are 'Joint reconstructions' services?

Hospital treatment for surgery for joint reconstructions. For example: torn tendons, rotator cuff tears and damaged ligaments.

  • Joint replacements are listed separately under Joint replacements.
  • Bone fractures are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
  • Procedures to the spinal column are listed separately under Back, neck and spine.
  • Podiatric surgery performed by a registered podiatric surgeon is listed separately under Podiatric surgery (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon).

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Joint reconstruction services are included under our Basic Plus, Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Joint reconstructions category?

46345, 46408, 46411, 46414, 46417, 46420, 46423, 46426, 46429, 46432, 46435, 46438, 46441, 46442, 46444, 46447, 46450, 46453, 46456, 46492, 46494, 46495, 46498, 46500, 46501, 46502, 46503, 46504, 46507, 46510, 46522, 48900, 48903, 48906, 48909, 48930, 48933, 48948, 48951, 48957, 48960, 49103, 49121, 49215, 49221, 49224, 49227, 49503, 49506, 49536, 49539, 49542, 49548, 49551, 49557, 49558, 49559, 49560, 49561, 49562, 49563, 49564, 49703, 49706, 49709, 50106, 50333

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