Polydactyly

AvatarMelania asked 4 years ago

Does medicare cover the cost for surgical removal of extra finger digit in babies born with them?

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TrishTrish Contributor answered 4 years ago

To attract an item number strict criteria in the condition that are determined by Medicare have to be met.  It can really only be determined on clinical examination and quite often photographs get sent to Canberra for final arbritation.  Unfortunately there are no simple guidelines apart from the fact that to get an item number for conditions that could be deemed wholly or even partially cosmetic, the criteria are getting tighter and tighter.  You need a specialist consultation to determine whether you meet the Medicare criteria.
 

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