Government response to recommendations of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

The Government has responded to a number of recommendations from the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce.

Page last updated: 12 May 2021

The overview factsheets outline some of the key changes adopted to improve patient care, help modernise the MBS, and see the MBS improves its focus on clinical best practice.


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Detailed factsheets on all changes can be found at mbsonline.

For more information on individual recommendations presented to Government you can see the reports from the Taskforce recommendations to Government.

Previous Government response to recommendations:

Government response to obsolete items tranche #1 – announced in the 2016-17 Budget:

Healthier Medicare – removing obsolete services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule

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