What is 'Pain management with a device' service?
Hospital treatment for the implantation, replacement or other surgical management of a device required for the treatment of pain. For example: treatment of nerve pain, back pain, and pain caused by coronary heart disease with a device (for example an infusion pump or neurostimulator).
- Treatment of pain that does not require a device is listed separately under Pain management.
Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?
Pain management with a device services are included under our Silver Plus No Maternity Combo, Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.
What MBS item numbers are included in the Pain management with a device services category?
14218, 39125, 39126, 39127, 39128, 39130, 39131, 39133, 39134, 39135, 39136, 39137, 39138, 39139
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