Changes to MBS varicose vein items

This page provides information on the November 2021 changes to MBS varicose vein items.

Page last updated: 11 October 2021

On 1 November 2021, the Australian Government is making changes to modernise Medicare-funded varicose vein services to ensure they reflect best practice, support high-value care, and reduce their use for cosmetic purposes.

These changes follow recommendations from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce and the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).

Factsheet - changes to MBS varicose vein items


Last Updated 1 October 2021
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Quick Reference Guide - changes to MBS varicose vein items


Last Updated 1 October 2021
PDF version Quick Reference Guide – Changes to MBS varicose vein items (PDF 338 KB)
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