MBS Review Taskforce meeting outcomes 14 and 15 May 2019 (PDF 99 KB)
MBS Review Update
The Department gave an update on the progress of the review.
Principles and Rules Committee
The Taskforce noted the Principles and Rules Committee’s (PARC) update.
Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group
The Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group Report was endorsed for Consultation.
Vascular Clinical Committee
The Taskforce noted the update from the Vascular Clinical Committee.
General Surgery Clinical Committee
The Taskforce endorsed the General Surgery Report for Government.
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Committee
The Taskforce endorsed the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Committee Report for Consultation.
Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Committee
The Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Report was Endorsed for Government.
Injections Working Group
The Taskforce agreed to the recommendation to reintroduce item 50124 for unguided joint injection with an amended Explanatory Note detailing appropriate indications for image guidance.
Wound Management Working Group
The Taskforce endorsed the Wounds Management Working Group Report to be released for Consultation as an options paper.
Oral and Maxillofacial Services – Category 4
The Taskforce noted the update on the process for Oral and Maxillofacial Services – Category 4.
Cleft Dental Services Working Group– Category 7
The Taskforce endorsed Cleft Dental Services – Category 7 for consultation.
Colorectal Surgery Committee
The Taskforce provisionally endorsed the Colorectal Surgery Committee report for Government, pending consideration at the August Taskforce meeting of prolapse repair items and options for pelvic exenteration items.
The Consumer Panel Report was endorsed for consultation.
Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee
The Taskforce noted the update to the Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee.