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.