Changes to emergency medicine services

Page last updated: 24 February 2020

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Changes to emergency medicine services

What? The changes include a revised structure to replace existing emergency medicine attendance items with a new base attendance item structure. New emergency medicine therapeutic and procedural add-on items will be introduced to be claimed in conjunction with the new base attendance items.


    o The revised structure contains 18 new attendance items in Group A21, 18 new procedural items in new subgroup 14 in Group T1 and deletes 11 items in Group A21.

Why? MBS items for emergency medicine services will be changing to ensure that services are clinically appropriate, encourage best practice, support patient care and safety and simplify the MBS.

Who? These changes will affect emergency medicine specialists and other medical practitioners who carry out emergency medicine services, consumers claiming these services and private hospitals.

When? The changes to emergency medicine services will be effective from 1 March 2020. These changes are subject to legislative process.


Where can I find more information?

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