Early Intervention Physiotherapy Framework (EIPF): Post-operative physio eligible procedure list

Procedures deemed 'eligible' can use the post-operative physio item number for billing for a period of up to 3 months of treatment; provided the eligible procedure has been performed within 2 and a half years (30 months/130 weeks) of the date of injury.

Date last updated

Wednesday 15 Jan 2020

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Post-operative physio eligible procedure list

This list has been developed to assist EIPF providers to determine when the post-operative item EIP001 can be billed. It is not designed to be exhaustive, but to cover the likely compensable procedures for WorkSafe clients. If a procedure does not appear on the list, it should be considered ineligible. Regular reviews will be conducted to ensure EIPF providers are billing in line with this list. Billing of EIP001 following ineligible procedures will be subject to recovery.

Eligible procedures Ineligible procedures
  • joint replacement
  • arthrodesis
  • arthroscope
  • arthroplasty
  • Tendon repair
  • tendon transfer
  • osteotomy
  • amputation
  • arthrodesis
  • tendon release
  • fasciectomy
  • arthrectomy (excision of joint)
  • bone graft
  • excision of bone spur
  • capsulectomy
  • spinal cord decompression
  • discectomy
  • joint fusion
  • chondroplasty
  • nerve repair
  • laminectomy
  • microdiscectomy
  • disc replacement
  • joint stabilisation
  • tendon pulley reconstruction
  • tenolysis
  • tendon synovectomy
  • ganglion excision
  • halo femoral traction
  • hernia repair
  • tendon sheath procedure (tenovaginitis)
  • insertion of Kirschner wire (K wire)
  • ligament repair
  • ligament reconstruction
  • meniscectomy
  • prosthesis removal
  • scar tissue debridement
  • loose body removal
  • muscle repair
  • osteectomy of accessory bone
  • operation for osteomyelitis
  • prosthesis revision
  • insertion of pins, plates, screws or Rods
  • tendon lengthening
  • excision of bursa (olecranon, patella)
  • fasciotomy
  • laproscopy
  • abdominal surgery
  • neurotomy
  • nerve decompression peripheral
  • joint lavage
  • angioplasty (popliteal or femoral)
  • rhysolysis
  • procedure for infection eg bone, joint
  • plate removal
  • pin removal
  • cortisone injection
  • aspiration of haematoma
  • botox
  • facet joint injection radfiofrequency denervation (RFD)
  • plasma injection
  • percutaneous aspiration of infection
  • manipulation under anaesthetic (MUA)
  • aspiration of a joint
  • nerve block epideural
  • orthokine
  • implantable pain therapy (IPT)
  • hydrodilatation