Hip Replacement Surgery

The TAC Medical Excess may apply to these services 

 

 

This policy must be read in connjunction with the Surgery Requests Elective policy.

Policy

The TAC will pay the reasonable cost of a hip replacement procedure when the treating doctor states that it is required for injuries that are a result of the transport accident, subject to prior approval.

Transport Accident Act 1986 reference: s.3 'medical service' and s.60

Definition

A hip replacement is a surgical procedure which involves replacing the head of the femur and the cup-like socket of the pelvis (acetabulum) with an artificial joint.

Guidelines

What will the TAC pay?

The TAC will pay the reasonable costs:

  • of hospitalisation, and surgical services associated with the procedure
  • of prosthetics in accordance with the Department of Health and Ageing's 'Prostheses List'. Refer to the Surgically Implanted Prostheses policy.

See also 'What will the TAC not fund' in the Surgery Requests Elective policy.