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    Health Service Code 87.98C

    Vaginal delivery following trial of labour after previous cesarean section

    Category:15 Major Procedure (pre-operative period: 0 days, post-operative period: 7 days)
    Base rate:$706.06

    Fee modifiers:

    TypeCode# of callsExplicitActionAmount
    BMIBMIANEYesIncrease By25%
    BMIBMIANTYesIncrease By25%
    BMIBMIPROYesIncrease By25%
    ROLEANEYesReplace Base$188.63
    ROLEANESTYesReplace Base$18.70
    ROLESAYesReplace Base$148.42
    ANUANU1For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    ANUANU2 - 150For Each Call Increase By$18.70
    SAUSAU1For Each Call Pay Base At100%
    SAUSAU2 - 33For Each Call Increase By$37.13
    SURCEVYesIncrease By$48.82
    SURCNTAMYesIncrease By$117.12
    SURCNTPMYesIncrease By$117.12
    SURCWKYesIncrease By$48.82

    Governing Rules:

    • 6.8.1

      HSCs with a designated category code of 1 and 15 include related post-operative services and those with a designated category code of 3, 4, 6 and 14 include both related pre-operative and post-operative services.

      1. a consultation benefit may be claimed up to and including the day of surgery.
      2. pre-operative hospital care may be claimed by the physician who performs the surgery if information is submitted to show that conservative treatment was attempted before surgery was performed.
      3. benefits may be claimed as applicable for complications occurring during or following post-operative time periods.
      4. Deleted
      5. HSC 03.04R may be claimed in the pre-operative time frame when all conditions in the notes have been met.

      The following chart gives the pre-operative and post-operative periods.

      10 - Days14 - Days
      37 - Days7 - Days
      47 - Days14 - Days
      614 - Days14 - Days
      1430 - Days14 - Days
      150 - Days7 - Days
    • 8.1.4

      The delivery benefit includes payment to the attending physician for procedures such as surgical induction, episiotomy, repair of episiotomy or non-extensive lacerations (first or second degree as defined below), and ordinary immediate care of the newborn.

      First degree is defined as a superficial laceration of the vaginal mucosa or perineal body which does not require suturing.

      Second degree is defined as a laceration involving the vaginal mucosa and/or perineal skin and deeper subcutaneous tissue and requiring suturing.

      Third degree is defined as an extension of the laceration which involves any part of the capsule or anal sphincter muscle or deep vaginal sidewall laceration.

      Fourth degree is defined as extensive including involvement of the rectal mucosa.

    • 8.1.5

      When a delivery occurs within 24 hours of admission, the delivery benefit includes the hospital admission (HSC 03.04C) or hospital visit (03.03D). Post-partum hospital visits, by the same or different physician, for the period of one week after the delivery, and ordinary immediate care of the newborn are also included. When there is a life threatening situation which requires neonatal resuscitation, HSC 13.99F may be claimed as well.