Gynaecology MBS item changes

This page provides information on the 1 March 2022 changes to Gynaecology services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Page last updated: 23 December 2021

On 1 March 2022, the Australian Government is making changes to some of the MBS items for gynaecology services to align with contemporary and evidence based treatment.

The changes follow recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce and extensive consultation with stakeholders. There will be amendments to 68 items, including the introduction of 13 new items and the removal of 32 items from the MBS. The changes will:

  • align services with current clinical best practice and clarify the appropriate use of the items;
  • remove outdated and obsolete items that do not reflect current or best clinical practice;
  • increase the benefit amount for the insertion of intrauterine devices to encourage the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives in Australia;
  • amend assisted reproductive technology (ART) items to expand clinical options and promote a higher value of care for those undertaking in-vitro fertilisation;
  • amend general gynaecology items and increase the Schedule fees of gynaecology items to address the complexity of treating endometriosis;
  • amend miscarriage items to allow these procedures to be performed under sedation, and outside a hospital setting; and
  • ensure that new technologies and techniques are being remunerated, such as the inclusion of laparoscopic procedures and laser or cryotherapy ablation for cancer services were appropriate.
Further information about these changes can be found in the factsheets below.


Factsheets

Fact Sheet
PDF and Word versions
Factsheet Assisted Reproductive Technology changesWord version Factsheet – Changes to Assisted Reproductive Technology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (Word 96 KB)

PDF version Factsheet – Changes to Assisted Reproductive Technology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (PDF 231 KB)
Factsheet General Gynaecology changesWord version Factsheet - Changes to General Gynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (Word 105 KB)

PDF version Factsheet – Changes to General Gynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (PDF 310 KB)
Factsheet Urogynaecology changesWord version Factsheet - Changes to Urogynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (Word 97 KB)

PDF version Factsheet – Changes to Urogynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (PDF 217 KB)
Factsheet Gynaecological Oncology changesWord version Factsheet - Changes to Gynaecological Oncology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (Word 106 KB)

PDF version Factsheet - Changes to Gynaecological Oncology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (PDF 263 KB)
Item Map Gynaecology changesWord version Factsheet - Changes to Gynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (Word 97 KB)

PDF version Factsheet - Changes to Gynaecology MBS items – 1 March 2022 (PDF 453 KB)

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