Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Change to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Items 32213-32218, 36663-36664, 36666-36668: Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Page last updated: 21 June 2017

Sacral Nerve Stimulation Fact sheet (PDF 169 KB)
Sacral Nerve Stimulation Fact sheet (Word 506 KB)

What does the change involve?

Age restrictions for treating certain bowel and bladder problems are removed, and the following items no longer require patients to be aged 18 years or older:

    items 32213–32218 for sacral nerve stimulation for treatment of faecal incontinence

    items 3666336664 and 3666636668 for the treatment of detrusor (muscle) overactivity or urinary incontinence.

This change ensures that these items reflect contemporary clinical evidence which supports the safety and efficacy of these procedures in juveniles in cases where the practitioner considers them clinically appropriate.

Relevant organisations

    Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

    Australian Medical Association

    Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand

    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

    The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

Find out more

For details of all the MBS changes from 1 May 2017, please refer to Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2017 (click on the ‘Explanatory Statement’ tab) or visit MBS Online.