Midwives

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55700the pregnancy is dated at less than 12 weeks gestation and one or more of the following conditions are present:
  1. hyperemesis gravidarum;
  2. diabetes mellitus;
  3. hypertension;
  4. toxaemia of pregnancy;
  5. liver or renal disease;
  6. autoimmune disease;
  7. cardiac disease;
  8. alloimmunisation;
  9. maternal infection;
  10. inflammatory bowel disease;
  11. bowel stoma;
  12. abdominal wall scarring;
  13. previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
  14. drug dependency;
  15. thrombophilia;
  16. significant maternal obesity;
  17. advanced maternal age;
  18. abdominal pain or mass;
  19. uncertain dates;
  20. high risk pregnancy;
  21. previous post dates delivery;
  22. previous caesarean section;
  23. poor obstetric history;
  24. suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
  25. risk of miscarriage;
  26. diminished symptoms of pregnancy;
  27. suspected or known cervical incompetence;
  28. suspected or known uterine abnormality;
  29. pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
  30. risk of fetal abnormality
Pregnancy < 12 weeks only
55707the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is dated by a crown rump length of 45 to 84mm; and nuchal translucency measurement is performed to assess the risk of fetal abnormality; and one or more of the following conditions are present:
  1. hyperemesis gravidarum;
  2. diabetes mellitus;
  3. hypertension;
  4. toxaemia of pregnancy;
  5. liver or renal disease;
  6. autoimmune disease;
  7. cardiac disease;
  8. alloimmunisation;
  9. maternal infection;
  10. inflammatory bowel disease;
  11. bowel stoma;
  12. abdominal wall scarring;
  13. previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
  14. drug dependency;
  15. thrombophilia;
  16. significant maternal obesity;
  17. advanced maternal age;
  18. abdominal pain or mass;
  19. uncertain dates;
  20. high risk pregnancy;
  21. previous post dates delivery;
  22. previous caesarean section;
  23. poor obstetric history;
  24. suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
  25. risk of miscarriage;
  26. diminished symptoms of pregnancy;
  27. suspected or known cervical incompetence;
  28. suspected or known uterine abnormality;
  29. pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
  30. risk of fetal abnormality
Pregnancy nuchal translucency only
55704PELVIS or ABDOMEN dating of the pregnancy (by ultrasound) is 12 - 16 weeks and one or more of the following conditions are present:
  1. hyperemesis gravidarum;
  2. diabetes mellitus;
  3. hypertension;
  4. toxaemia of pregnancy;
  5. liver or renal disease;
  6. autoimmune disease;
  7. cardiac disease;
  8. alloimmunisation;
  9. maternal infection;
  10. inflammatory bowel disease;
  11. bowel stoma;
  12. abdominal wall scarring;
  13. previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
  14. drug dependency;
  15. thrombophilia;
  16. significant maternal obesity;
  17. advanced maternal age;
  18. abdominal pain or mass;
  19. uncertain dates;
  20. high risk pregnancy;
  21. previous post dates delivery;
  22. previous caesarean section;
  23. poor obstetric history;
  24. suspicion of ectopic pregnancy;
  25. risk of miscarriage;
  26. diminished symptoms of pregnancy;
  27. suspected or known cervical incompetence;
  28. suspected or known uterine abnormality;
  29. pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
  30. risk of fetal abnormality
Pregnancy 12 -16 weeks only
55706PELVIS 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, where
  1. the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
  2. the dating for the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is 17 to 22 weeks of gestation; and
  3. the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and
  4. the referring practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
  5. the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55709
Pregnancy 17 -22 weeks only and only 1 per pregnancy
55718PELVIS or ABDOMEN, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, fetal development and anatomy, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, where:
  1. the patient is referred by a medical practitioner; and
  2. the dating of the pregnancy (as confirmed by ultrasound) is after 22 weeks of gestation; and
  3. the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and
  4. the referring practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the providing practitioner is a member; and
  5. the service is not performed in the same pregnancy as item 55723; and
  6. one or more of the following conditions are present:
    1. known or suspected fetal abnormality or fetal cardiac arrhythmia;
    2. fetal anatomy (late booking or incomplete mid-trimester scan);
    3. malpresentation;
    4. cervical assessment;
    5. clinical suspicion of amniotic fluid abnormality;
    6. clinical suspicion of placental or umbilical cord abnormality;
    7. previous complicated delivery;
    8. uterine scar assessment;
    9. uterine fibroid;
    10. previous fetal death in utero or neonatal death;
    11. antepartum haemorrhage;
    12. clinical suspicion of intrauterine growth retardation;
    13. clinical suspicion of macrosomia;
    14. reduced fetal movements;
    15. suspected fetal death;
    16. abnormal cardiotocography;
    17. prolonged pregnancy;
    18. premature labour;
    19. fetal infection;
    20. pregnancy after assisted reproduction;
    21. trauma;
    22. diabetes mellitus;
    23. hypertension;
    24. toxaemia of pregnancy;
    25. liver or renal disease;
    26. autoimmune disease;
    27. cardiac disease;
    28. alloimmunisation;
    29. maternal infection;
    30. inflammatory bowel disease;
    31. bowel stoma;
    32. abdominal wall scarring;
    33. previous spinal or pelvic trauma or disease;
    34. drug dependency;
    35. thrombophilia;
    36. significant maternal obesity;
    37. advanced maternal age;
    38. abdominal pain or mass
Pregnancy >22 weeks only and only 1 per pregnancy