Summary of Item Changes
The Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme closes on 30 November 2012. No Medicare benefits will be payable for any dental services provided under Medicare dental items 85011-87777 provided after this date. The cost of any future dental services will need to be met by the patient.
Further details regarding the closure are available at www.health.gov.au/dental.
ISH Testing for HER2 gene amplification:
Item 73332 descriptor has been amended to include testing prior to surgery.