This programme is available for women with diabetes in pregnancy who need to start insulin and have been referred by the diabetes in pregnancy team.
The initial education of meter use, diet and subsequent assessment of blood glucose resulting in a decision to start insulin will be done by the diabetes in pregnancy team.
A script and insulin starter pack will be provided to the patient by the diabetes in pregnancy team.
This service is part of the Advanced Primary Options programme.
Your Pinnacle Services Contract applies to this service. By claiming for this service, you have indicated that you have read and agreed to the business rules set out here.
This is NOT a clinical guideline.
Any Pinnacle practice in Waikato can offer and claim for this service.
A maximum of one claim per patient can be submitted for Diabetes in Pregnancy - Insulin Start.
Includes GP/RN consult time and any consumables: $90.00 (GST incl.).
Submit your referral via Primary Options using the initial condition coding: Diabetes Pregnancy Insulin Initiation.
When invoicing for the service please lodge an ‘invoice only’ or the ‘outcome and invoice’ form and select the ‘Diabetes Pregnancy insulin start’ invoice.
Practices are required to provide sufficiently detailed consultation notes to determine appropriate use of funding.
The service is funded by Waikato DHB.
Sally Newell, Clinical Services Manager
021 150 8788
07 858 5967
Liz Lewis-Hills, Diabetes in pregnancy team, Waikato Regional Diabetes Service
021 761 891
07 859 9180 ext. 23731