Current Factsheets

Page last updated: 30 October 2019

2019
November
Changes to Anaesthesia MBS items
Changes to Colonoscopy services
Changes to MBS heart health assessment items factsheet
Introducing a New Stroboscopy MBS Item
New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for FDG positron emission tomography (PET) for the evaluation of breast cancer factsheet
New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for breast cancer factsheet
New MBS Item for mobile provision of skeletal x-ray to patients within residential aged care facilities factsheet
Minor changes to sleep study items 12205 and 12207 factsheet
Minor changes to spinal surgery items factsheet
Split of MBS item 45626 for correction of entropion or ectropion due to trachoma or non-trachomatous causes factsheet
Telehealth Services Provided by GPs and Non-Specialist Medical Practitioners to Patients in Rural and Remote Areas
Upcoming changes to MBS items - Eating Disorders
ExMI factsheet
Interim items for nuclear medicine

July
Changes to obstetric MRI items


April
Medicare Indexation Schedule
New items using blue-light cystoscopy (BLC) with hexaminolevulinate (HAL) for improved diagnosis, treatment and management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC)


March
Medicare Indexation of Diagnostic Imaging Services Factsheet
New arrangements for GP Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) services
New MBS items for Heart Health Check


February
New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Items for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver
New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for obstetric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of patients at ≥ 18 weeks gestation with suspected fetal central nervous system abnormality


January
Medicare Safety Net Arrangements - 1 January 2019
Medicare Safety Net Thresholds from 1 January 2019


2018
November
Changes to Billing Arrangements for Multiple Sleep Latency Resting (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT)
Changes to Medicare Funded Knee Imaging Services
Changes to the MBS Fee for Capsule Endoscopy
Changes to Dermatology and Allergy Items
Changes to Diagnostic Services for Respiratory Function Tests
Changes to Diagnostic Services for Sleep Disorders
Changes to Endocrinology Items
Changes to the MBS Items for Spinal Surgery Services - Frequently Asked Questions
Changes to Renal Medicine
Clarifying the Claiming of MBS Items with Experimental Stem Cell Treatments
Dissolution of the Medicare Claims Review Panel and Associated Amendment to MCRP and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Items
Expansion of Eligible Population for MBS Item 11219 (Optical Coherence Tomography - OCT)
Inclusion of Dysport in MBS Item 18360 for Treatment of Focal Spasticity
Items for 3D Breast Tomosynthesis
New Item for Cryopreservation of Semen
New Items for Increased Access to Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
New MBS Items for Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) for the Treatment of Idiopathic Overactive Bladder
Split of MBS Item 42587 for the Treatment of Trichiasis


July
Changes to MBS Items for the Surgical Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) via Vaginal Approach
Indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Items from 1 July 2018
Medicare Indexation Schedule
New Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Items for Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (mpMRI) of the Prostate


May
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Items for Cardiac Magnetic Resonnace Imaging (MRI) for the Diagnosis of Arrthymogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)


March
Changes to Colonoscopy Services - Change to 1 March 2018 Start Date


January
Medicare Safety Net Arrangements - 1 January 2018
Medicare Safety Net Thresholds from 1 January 2018



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