Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary)

What are 'Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) services'?

Hospital treatment which is medically necessary for the investigation and treatment of any physical deformity, whether acquired as a result of illness or accident or congenital. For example: burns requiring a graft, cleft palate, club foot and angioma.

  • Plastic surgery that is medically necessary relating to the treatment of a skin-related condition is listed separately under Skin.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) services are included under our Silver, Silver Plus and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Plastic and reconstructive surgery (medically necessary) category?

30003, 30006, 30010, 30014, 30017, 30020, 30176, 38457, 38458, 42860, 42863, 42866, 42872, 43882, 45000, 45003, 45006, 45009, 45012, 45015, 45018, 45019, 45020, 45021, 45024, 45025, 45026, 45027, 45030, 45033, 45035, 45036, 45039, 45042, 45045, 45048, 45051, 45054, 45200, 45201, 45202, 45203, 45206, 45207, 45209, 45212, 45215, 45218, 45221, 45224, 45227, 45230, 45233, 45236, 45239, 45240, 45400, 45403, 45406, 45409, 45412, 45415, 45418, 45439, 45442, 45445, 45448, 45451, 45460, 45461, 45462, 45464, 45465, 45466, 45468, 45469, 45471, 45472, 45474, 45475, 45477, 45478, 45480, 45481, 45483, 45484, 45485, 45486, 45487, 45488, 45489, 45490, 45491, 45492, 45493 45494, 45496, 45497, 45498, 45499, 45500, 45501, 45502, 45503, 45504, 45505, 45506, 45512, 45515, 45518, 45519, 45560, 45561, 45562, 45563, 45564, 45565, 45566, 45568, 45569, 45570, 45572, 45575, 45578, 45581, 45584, 45585, 45586, 45587, 45588, 45590, 45593, 45596, 45597, 45599, 45602, 45608, 45611, 45614, 45617, 45620, 45623, 45624, 45625, 45626, 45629, 45632, 45635, 45638, 45639, 45641 45644, 45647, 45650, 45652, 45653, 45656, 45659, 45660, 45661, 45662, 45665 45668, 45669, 45671, 45674, 45675, 45676 45677, 45680, 45683, 45686, 45689, 45692, 45695, 45698, 45701, 45704, 45707, 45710, 45713, 45714, 45716, 45720, 45723, 45726, 45729, 45731 45732, 45735, 45738, 45741, 45744, 45747, 45752, 45753 45754, 45755, 45758, 45761, 45767, 45770, 45773, 45776, 45779, 45782, 45785, 45791, 45794, 45797, 45799 45801, 45803, 45805, 45807, 45809, 45811, 45813, 45815, 45817, 45819, 45821, 45823, 45825, 45827, 45829, 45831, 45833, 45835, 45837, 45839, 45841, 45843, 45845, 45847, 45849, 45853, 45865, 45877, 45879, 45882, 45885, 45888, 45891, 45894, 45897, 45900, 45975, 45984, 45990, 50411, 50414, 50417, 50420

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