Referral guidelines

Pregnancy & nuchal translucency ultrasound

Item Description
55700

Pregnancy < 12 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, for determining the gestation, location, viability or number of foetuses, if the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is less than 12 weeks of gestation

55707

Pregnancy nuchal translucency

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:

(a) the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a fetal crown rump length of 45 to 84 mm; and
(b) nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and
(c) the service is not performed with item 55700, 55703, 55704 or 55705 on the same patient within 24 hours.

55704

Pregnancy 12-16 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, for determining the structure, gestation, location, viability or number of foetuses, if the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 12 to 16 weeks of gestation

55706

Pregnancy 17-22 weeks
(1 per pregnancy)

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the dating for the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55709

55712

Pregnancy 17-22 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the service is requested by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
(c) further examination is clinically indicated after performance, in the same pregnancy, of a scan mentioned in item 55706 or 55709 

55718

Pregnancy >22 weeks
(1 per pregnancy)

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55723

55721
 

Pregnancy >22 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) the service is requested by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as being equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non metropolitan hospital; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55718 or 55723 applies

55759

Multiple Pregnancy 17-22 weeks only
(1 per pregnancy)

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(b) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(c) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712, 55715 or 55762 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy

55764
 

Multiple Pregnancy 17-22 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, with measurement of all parameters for dating purposes, if:
(a) the service is requested by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non metropolitan hospital; and
(b) ultrasound of the same pregnancy confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks gestation; and
(d) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy in which item 55759 or 55762 has been performed; and
(e) the service mentioned in item 55706, 55709, 55712 or 55715 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy

55768

Multiple Pregnancy >22 weeks
(1 per pregnancy)

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the ultrasound confirms a multiple pregnancy; and
(c) the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55770; and
(d) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55723 or 55725 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy

55772 

Multiple Pregnancy >22 weeks

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, if:
(a) dating of the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
(b) the service is requested by a medical practitioner who:
(i) is a Member or Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; or
(ii) has a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iii) has a qualification recognised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as equivalent to a Diploma of Obstetrics; or
(iv) has obstetric privileges at a non metropolitan hospital; and
(c) further examination is clinically indicated in the same pregnancy to which item 55768 or 55770 has been performed; and
(d) the pregnancy as confirmed by ultrasound is a multiple pregnancy; and
(e) the service mentioned in item 55718, 55721, 55723 or 55725 is not performed in conjunction with the scan during the same pregnancy

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