Changes to Anaesthesia MBS items

Page last updated: 12 September 2019

Anaesthesia Advance Notification (PDF 174 KB)
Anaesthesia Advance Notification (DOC 104 KB)


Factsheet - Anaesthesia MBS Changes (PDF 313 KB)
Factsheet - Anaesthesia MBS Changes (DOC 98 KB)

Anaesthesia Quick Reference Guide (PDF 728 KB)
Anaesthesia Quick Reference Guide (DOC 117 KB)


Anaesthesia Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 561 KB)
Anaesthesia Frequently Asked Questions (DOC 92 KB)


What? The changes include a restructuring of items for anaesthesia services, including the addition of new items and the amendment, deletion, consolidation, simplification or expansion of existing items.

Why? MBS items for anaesthesia services will be changing to ensure that services are clinically appropriate and reflect modern clinical practice, encourage best practice, improve patient outcomes and reduce low value care.

Who? These changes will affect clinicians who carry out anaesthesia services, hospitals, insurers, billers and consumers of these services.

When? The changes to anaesthesia services will be effective from 1 November 2019. These changes are subject to legislative process. Further details including full item descriptors will be released as soon as the changes to anaesthesia services are confirmed.