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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS BOOKED FOR CONSULTATIONS OR PROCEDURES.

In accordance with Department of Health recommendations, if you have travelled to China or been in contact with any person who has travelled to China within the past fourteen days, please call our rooms on  02 98752311 to discuss and  reschedule your appointment.

CHANGES TO COLONOSCOPY ITEM NUMBERS & MEDICARE FUNDING FOR PROCEDURES

From 1st November 2019, Medicare have revised the criteria for funding for colonoscopy and gastroscopy procedures.   These changes will affect all patients who may be due for routine screening procedures.

The existing item numbers for colonoscopy (32090) and colonoscopy /polypectomy (32093) have been replaced with eight new item numbers, each with their own definition.

Patients will need to fit the criteria for one of these new item numbers to enable them to claim rebates from Medicare and private hospital funds.    Please call if you need assistance with this issue and discuss with your GP when you go to get a referral.