Factsheets for 2021

Links for 2021 factsheets

Page last updated: 02 May 2022

November 2021

Pre-implantation Genetic Testing

New MBS items for Allied Health Case Conferencing

Changes to MBS varicose vein items

Diagnostic imaging Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item changes for 1 November 2021

Minor updates to thoracic medicine items.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for diagnosis of hypertension

New MBS item for vertebroplasty

Expanded patient access to mastopexy (MBS item 45558)

Removal of age restriction for glucocorticoid injections of keloid lesions (MBS Item 30210)

Clarifying clinical intent of spinal decompression items (MBS items 51011 to 51015)

Autologous Fat Grafting

Clarifying the clinical intent of partial rhinoplasty (MBS item 45632)

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNBx) for intermediate thickness Melanoma

New Items – Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Therapy

Minor changes to MBS Items for Orthopaedic Surgery

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) from 1 November 2021

Genetic Testing for Hydatidiform Moles

Genetic Testing for Childhood Syndromes

Measurement of Faecal Calprotectin as a Marker of Bowel Inflammation

Neuromyelitis Optica Testing

MBS COVID-19 Management Support Service

Genetic testing for major fetal structure abnormalities

Information on the MBS COVID-19 Vaccine suitability Assessment Service

Point-of-care HbA1c testing for patients with diagnosed diabetes

Genetic testing for people with multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia


October 2021

Temporary COVID-19 Allied Health Support Services and GP/OMP Services for Aged Care Residents


September 2021

COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services – specialist inpatient services

COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services


August 2021

Information on the MBS COVID-19 Vaccine suitability Assessment Service


July 2021

Claiming Microbiology Tests for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) factsheet

Temporary MBS Services for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Counselling

MBS Support for People in COVID-19 Hotspots

New items for Transcatheter Mitral Valve repair

Modernising Cardiac Surgical Services

1 July changes to MBS items for general surgery items

1 July changes to MBS items for orthopaedic surgery items

COVID-19 Temporary MBS Telehealth Services

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item 42739 factsheet

Changes to MBS heart health assessment items 699 and 177


June 2021

Flag-Fall Arrangements for COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment Services

In-Depth Patient Assessment for a COVID-19 Vaccine


March 2021

Information on the MBS COVID-19 Vaccine suitability Assessment Service

Change to anaesthesia MBS item 22060

Changes to colonoscopy services

Changes to items 30196 and 30202

Co-claiming of subsequent attendance items with group T8 surgical operations.

New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item for surgical correction of congenital ear deformities

Change to MBS item 30630

Change to MBS items 15900 and 31516

Change to anaesthesia MBS item 22060

Changes to colonoscopy services

Minor changes to thoracic medicine items


February 2021

Cessation of Nuclear Medicine items factsheet


January 2021

Medicare Safety Net Arrangement - 1 January 2021

Ensuring Appropriate Use of Neurosurgery and Neurology Services


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