Minor changes to thoracic medicine items.

Changes and Replacements to thoracic medicine items

Page last updated: 21 December 2020

From 1 March 2021, there will be minor changes to a number of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for thoracic medicine:

  • MBS Explanatory Note DN.1.17 (items 12203 and 12250) will be amended to reduce the recommended scoring criteria for the ‘STOP-BANG’ screening tool from 4 to 3.
  • Eight interventional procedural items (30696, 30710, 41889, 41892, 41895, 41898, 41901, 41905) will be relocated from subgroups 1 and 8 of group T8 to subgroup 6 of group T8 on the MBS. The items will be deleted and replaced by new item numbers 38416, 38417, 38419, 38420, 38422, 38423, 38425 and 38426.

1 March 2021 thoracic medicine changes descriptors and explanatory notes

Last Updated 21 December 2020
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