General Surgery Services changes factsheets

Factsheet on the changes to MBS General Surgery services for 1 July 2021.

Page last updated: 19 February 2021

From 1 July 2021, MBS items for general surgery services are changing to reflect contemporary practice. These changes are a result of the MBS Review Taskforce recommendations and consultation with stakeholders.

There will be changes to MBS services pertaining to general surgery categories: Laparoscopy and Laparotomy; Small Bowel Resection; Abdominal Wall Hernias; Oesophageal; Stomach; Liver; Biliary; Pancreas; Spleen; Oncology; Lymph Nodes; Excisions; and Bariatric.

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General Surgery Services changes factsheets

Factsheet on the changes to MBS General Surgery services for 1 July 2021.

Factsheet on changes to general surgery services (pdf)

Factsheet on changes to general surgery services (docx)

Item map of changes to general surgery services (pdf)

Item map of changes to general surgery services (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Small Bowel Resection items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Small Bowel Resection items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Abdominal Wall Hernia items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Abdominal Wall Hernia items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Oesophageal items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Oesophageal items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Stomach items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Stomach items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Liver items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Liver items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Biliary items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Biliary items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Pancreas items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Pancreas items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Spleen items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Spleen items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Oncology items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Oncology items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Lymph Nodes items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Lymph Nodes items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Excision items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Excision items (docx)

Reference guide on changes to Bariatric items (pdf)

Reference guide on changes to Bariatric items (docx)


Disclaimer:
Please note that the information provided is a general guide only. It is ultimately the responsibility of treating practitioners to use their professional judgment to determine the most clinically appropriate services to provide, and then to ensure that any services billed to Medicare fully meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the legislation.

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