Current Factsheets

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Page last updated: 30 September 2022

October 2022

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other respiratory pathogens pathology items

Programmed Cell Death Ligand (PD-L1) testing changes to pathology MBS item 72814

Medicare Compliance and Telehealth Services

September 2022

Amendment to MBS items 73295 and 73301 for BRCA1 and BRCA2 status testing

August 2022

Minor change to colorectal surgery MBS item 32006 for left hemicolectomy

Gynaecology – minor changes

Alternative positron emission tomography (PET) item for use during gallium-67 supply disruptions

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Therapy – updated FAQ

July 2022

Diagnostic Imaging Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item changes for 1 July 2022

Extension of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Pathology Items

Colorectal Surgery MBS Item Changes

New MBS item 30175 for abdominoplasty

New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item for percutaneous transcatheter delivery of a dual filter Cerebral Embolic Protection Device (CEP) during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) – new and amended services

Personal attendance for musculoskeletal ultrasound and personal supervision for nuclear medicine imaging services

Pathology Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item changes for 1 July 2022

Genetic testing for neurotrophic receptor tyrosine kinase (NTRK) fusion in patients with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumours

MBS Telehealth Services from 1 July 2022

New temporary MBS item 32118 for minimally invasive ventral mesh rectopexy

Assessment for a COVID-19 oral anti-viral medication

June 2022

Inclusion of communication time when claiming time-tiered MBS items

May 2022

Diagnostic Imaging Capital Sensitivity Exemption - 1 May 2022 Changes

MBS COVID-19 Management Support Service

April 2022

Substitute positron emission tomography (PET) item for use during thallium-201 supply shortage

Genetic testing for BRCA1/2 gene variants for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

FAQ - Bulk Billed MBS patient COVID-19 Vaccine Suitability Assessment Service

March 2022

Pain Management Services Changes

Gynaecology MBS item changes

Expanded patient access to Transcatheter occlusion for the Left Atrial Appendage

Changes to MBS anaesthesia items

New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Participating Midwives MBS Item Changes

New MBS telehealth items for the remote programming of auditory implants and/or sound processors

Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD)

January 2022

Orthopaedic Surgery - minor changes

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) – minor amendment to MBS Item 32230

MBS Telehealth Services from January 2022

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for myocarditis associated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Amendment to MBS item 51071 for spinal surgery

Extension of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Laboratory Testing Items

Medicare Safety Net Arrangement - 1 January 2022

Rural Bulk Billing Incentive Changes

Cardiac Services T8 Item amendments

Medicare Support in Response to Omicron - GP and Other Medical Officer (OMP) Longer Telephone Consultation

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