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Effective 1 July 2019

For Podiatry services provided on or after 1 July 2019
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
In Room Consultations
Initial consultation F002$60.64
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutesF012$48.52
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutesF014$72.66
Prolonged consultation – 46 minutes and aboveF016$96.90
Out of Rooms Consultations
Initial consultation F023$84.83
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutesF033$72.66
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes F034$96.90
Prolonged consultationF035$120.97
Biomechanical Examination
Biomechanical Assessment (includes F111, F114, F117)F118$170.44
Items F101, F104, F111, F114, F115, F116, F117, F121, F141, F142, F145, F147, F148, F163, F361 to be charged as per consultations.
ORTHOMECHANICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURES (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Impressions and Models
Negative impression cast – footF301$72.27
Negative impression cast – foot & lower 1/3 of legF303$88.54
Prescription Orthoses
Ankle-foot orthosisF201$515.59
Orthodigital traction deviceF211$141.01
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and posting)F221$261.93
Heel stabiliser, made to plaster modelF227$147.47
Cushioning orthosisF261$46.06
Pressure relief orthosisF263$113.10
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and accommodating)F265$173.69
Moulded thermoplastic orthosis – non castF267$131.15
Heel liftF269$37.84
Interior shoe paddingF271$37.84
Protective deviceF341 
Prefabricated Orthoses
Heel stabiliserF229$80.37
Pre-moulded or pre-formed orthosisF240$131.15
Orthoses Modification and Repairs
Orthosis repair – not otherwise specified  F231*$54.29
Orthosis repair – plain          F381*$32.77
Orthosis cover – with soft tissue supplementF383$47.65
Orthosis post – forefoot or rear footF385$28.08
Prosthetic Devices
Simple digital or partial prosthesisF351$141.01
Splints
Dennis Browne splintF281 $166.98
Galley splintF282 $219.45
Counter Rotation systemF283 $633.24
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; below kneeF311 $155.70
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; ankle/footF312 $127.75
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; above kneeF315 $191.76
Traction and training devices (eg. HAV splints)F331 
FOOTWEAR – F008, F025, F019 & F037 to be charged as consultations
PODIATRIC SURGERY (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Foreign body removal (subcutaneous)F429# $199.64
Foreign body removal (deep to deep fascia)F430 $423.80
Avulsion of toenailF440# $155.70
Excision, benign lesionF445# $322.75
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, partial, for permanent removalF474 $370.30
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, complete, for permanent removalF475 $514.66
Excision or plastic correction of peri-ungual tissueF476 $307.88
Linear repairF492 $165.34
Adjacent tissue transferF502 $550.57
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (single edge)F546# $188.01
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (total nail)F547# $337.33
Incision of soft tissue abscess (superficial)F561# $46.80
Incision of soft tissue abscess (deep or complicated)F562 $299.40
Percutaneous tenotomyF678 $289.05
Open tenotomyF687 $350.30
Capsulotomy or arthrotomy (exploration, drainage, or dislocation reduction) F689 $497.48
Ligament / capsular repair (digital)F692 $497.48
Ligament / capsular repair (mid foot / rear foot)F694 $889.90
Plantar fasciotomyF698 $821.39
Plantar fasciectomyF699 $821.39
Neurectomy of peripheral nerveF702 $659.16
Neurolysis of peripheral nerveF703 $602.05
Excision of cyst or small ganglionF704 $395.69
TenosynovectomyF705 $577.81
Tendon transfer or transplantation (forefoot insertion)F750 $700.29
Tendon transfer or transplantation (rear foot insertion)F752 $811.41
Tenoplasty (digital insertion)F755 $350.30
Tenoplasty (mid foot insertion)F757 $639.66
Tenoplasty (rear foot insertion)F759 $775.45
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (forefoot)F712 $722.30
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (rear foot)F713 $722.30
Primary metatarsal osteectomyF715 $722.30
Lesser metatarsal osteectomyF716 $722.30
Lesser tarsal osteectomyF720 $722.30
Tarsal osteectomyF721 $722.30
Phalangeal osteectomyF725 $562.87
Digital resection (supernumerary or other)F728 $438.74
Tarsal resectionF733 $722.30
Excision of accessory ossicle (partial or total)F736 $633.21
Digital arthroplastyF739 $350.43
Metatarsophalangeal arthroplastyF742 $947.97
Excision of tarsal coalitionF791 $1,002.39
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (distal)F782 $1,048.66
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (proximal)F783 $1,133.55
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (distal)F784 $893.25
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (proximal)F785 $893.25
Phalangeal osteotomyF786 $893.25
Tarsal osteotomyF787 $1,133.55
Insertion of internal fixationF793 $246.03
Removal of buried wire or screwF794 $283.20
Removal of buried plate or rodF795 $469.69
Metatarsophalangeal arthrodesisF852 $1,029.21
Tarso-metatarsal arthrodesisF854 $1,029.21
Interphalangeal arthrodesisF856 $451.60
Tarsal arthrodesisF857 $1,313.40
Ankle arthrodesisF858 $1,313.40
Subtalar arthroereisisF860 $1,470.44
Bone graft harvestF862 $532.75
Bone graft insertionF863 $770.51
External fixation device for distraction, rotation or angular correction osteotomyF872 
Open reduction internal fixation forefootF873 $532.75
Open reduction internal fixation rear footF874 $1,074.31
ArthroscopyF884 $929.15

Fees for podiatry services performed within a public hospital will be based on the Department of Human Services schedule of fees and charges for acute health services in Victoria. Refer to www.health.vic.gov.au/feesman.

# Procedures which can be performed by a Podiatrist or a Podiatric Surgeon. All other surgical procedures will only be considered when performed by a Fellow of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.

For Podiatry services provided between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019
Service DescriptionTAC Item NumberMaximum
Payment
Rate
In Room Consultations
Initial consultation  F002 $59.42
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F012 $47.54
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes F014 $71.20
Prolonged consultation – 46 minutes and above F016 $94.96
Out of Rooms Consultations
Initial consultation  F023 $83.12
Standard consultation – up to 30 minutes F033 $71.20
Long consultation – 31 to 45 minutes  F034 $94.96
Prolonged consultation F035 $118.54
Biomechanical Examination
Biomechanical Assessment (includes F111, F114, F117) F118 $167.01
Items F101, F104, F111, F114, F115, F116, F117, F121, F141, F142, F145, F147, F148, F163, F361 to be charged as per consultations.
ORTHOMECHANICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURES (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Impressions and Models
Negative impression cast – foot F301 $70.82
Negative impression cast – foot & lower 1/3 of leg F303 $86.76
Prescription Orthoses
Ankle-foot orthosis F201 $505.23
Orthodigital traction device F211 $138.18
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and posting) F221 $256.67
Heel stabiliser, made to plaster model F227 $144.50
Cushioning orthosis F261 $45.13
Pressure relief orthosis F263 $110.82
Custom moulded thermoplastic orthosis (including cast and accommodating) F265 $170.20
Moulded thermoplastic orthosis – non cast F267 $128.51
Heel lift F269 $37.08
Interior shoe padding F271 $37.08
Protective device F341  
Prefabricated Orthoses
Heel stabiliser F229 $78.76
Pre-moulded or pre-formed orthosis F240 $128.51
Orthoses Modification and Repairs
Orthosis repair – not otherwise specified   F231* $53.19
Orthosis repair – plain           F381* $32.12
Orthosis cover – with soft tissue supplement F383 $46.70
Orthosis post – forefoot or rear foot F385 $27.52
Prosthetic Devices
Simple digital or partial prosthesis F351 $138.18
Splints
Dennis Browne splint F281 $163.62
Galley splint F282 $215.04
Counter Rotation system F283 $620.52
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; below knee F311 $152.58
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; ankle/foot F312 $125.18
Immobilisation splint, thermoplastic, plaster, or other; above knee F315 $187.91
Traction and training devices (eg. HAV splints) F331  
FOOTWEAR – F008, F025, F019 & F037 to be charged as consultations
PODIATRIC SURGERY (NB: Prior TAC approval required for these services)
Foreign body removal (subcutaneous) F429# $195.63
Foreign body removal (deep to deep fascia) F430 $415.29
Avulsion of toenail F440# $152.58
Excision, benign lesion F445# $316.27
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, partial, for permanent removal F474 $362.86
Excision nail and/or nail matrix, complete, for permanent removal F475 $504.32
Excision or plastic correction of peri-ungual tissue F476 $301.70
Linear repair F492 $162.02
Adjacent tissue transfer F502 $539.51
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (single edge) F546# $184.23
Nail root and matrix resection with matrix sterilisation (total nail) F547# $330.55
Incision of soft tissue abscess (superficial) F561# $45.86
Incision of soft tissue abscess (deep or complicated) F562 $293.39
Percutaneous tenotomy F678 $283.24
Open tenotomy F687 $343.26
Capsulotomy or arthrotomy (exploration, drainage, or dislocation reduction)  F689 $487.49
Ligament / capsular repair (digital) F692 $487.49
Ligament / capsular repair (mid foot / rear foot) F694 $872.02
Plantar fasciotomy F698 $804.89
Plantar fasciectomy F699 $804.89
Neurectomy of peripheral nerve F702 $645.92
Neurolysis of peripheral nerve F703 $589.96
Excision of cyst or small ganglion F704 $387.74
Tenosynovectomy F705 $566.20
Tendon transfer or transplantation (forefoot insertion) F750 $686.22
Tendon transfer or transplantation (rear foot insertion) F752 $795.11
Tenoplasty (digital insertion) F755 $343.26
Tenoplasty (mid foot insertion) F757 $626.81
Tenoplasty (rear foot insertion) F759 $759.87
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (forefoot) F712 $707.79
Excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumour (rear foot) F713 $707.79
Primary metatarsal osteectomy F715 $707.79
Lesser metatarsal osteectomy F716 $707.79
Lesser tarsal osteectomy F720 $707.79
Tarsal osteectomy F721 $707.79
Phalangeal osteectomy F725 $551.57
Digital resection (supernumerary or other) F728 $429.92
Tarsal resection F733 $707.79
Excision of accessory ossicle (partial or total) F736 $620.49
Digital arthroplasty F739 $343.39
Metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty F742 $928.93
Excision of tarsal coalition F791 $982.26
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F782 $1,027.59
Primary metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F783 $1,110.78
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (distal) F784 $875.30
Lesser metatarsal osteotomy (proximal) F785 $875.30
Phalangeal osteotomy F786 $875.30
Tarsal osteotomy F787 $1,110.78
Insertion of internal fixation F793 $241.08
Removal of buried wire or screw F794 $277.51
Removal of buried plate or rod F795 $460.26
Metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis F852 $1,008.54
Tarso-metatarsal arthrodesis F854 $1,008.54
Interphalangeal arthrodesis F856 $442.53
Tarsal arthrodesis F857 $1,287.02
Ankle arthrodesis F858 $1,287.02
Subtalar arthroereisis F860 $1,440.90
Bone graft harvest F862 $522.05
Bone graft insertion F863 $755.03
External fixation device for distraction, rotation or angular correction osteotomy F872  
Open reduction internal fixation forefoot F873 $522.05
Open reduction internal fixation rear foot F874 $1,052.73
Arthroscopy F884 $910.49

Fees for podiatry services performed within a public hospital will be based on the Department of Human Services schedule of fees and charges for acute health services in Victoria. Refer to www.health.vic.gov.au/feesman.

# Procedures which can be performed by a Podiatrist or a Podiatric Surgeon. All other surgical procedures will only be considered when performed by a Fellow of the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons.