The 1 September 2017 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) can now be downloaded from the September 2017 downloads page.
The following changes will take effect from 1 September 2017:
A new pathology item (73343) has been listed for 17p deletion testing to determine eligibility for treatment with PBS idelalisib in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).
The description of MBS Item 10944, for the removal of corneal foreign bodies, has been amended to bring into line with the item descriptor for item 10944 published in the Health Insurance (Optometric services) Determination 2016.
The following text will be included in the MBS Online description of item 10944: "If the embedded foreign body is not completely removed, this item does not apply but item 10916 may apply."