The 1 April 2019 MBS files (XML, PDF, DOC and ZIP) can now be downloaded from the April 2019 downloads page.
The following changes will take effect from 1 April 2019:
115 177 699
AN.3.1 AN.7.29 AN.14.2
New item for an unplanned attendance unrelated to a planned surgical procedure on the same day
A new item for an unplanned attendance, after the first attendance in a single course of treatment, when a unrelated planned surgical procedure is to be performed on the same day and it is considered a clinical risk to defer the consultation to a later date
Heart Health Assessment
Item 177 and 699 will support patients with cardiovascular disease, or patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, to access the heart health assessment through a doctor in general practice.
The items will fund a heart health assessment, lasting at least 20 minutes, by a general practitioner (699) or a medical practitioner working in general practice (177). The new items will provide patients a comprehensive assessment of their cardiovascular health, identification of any physical or lifestyle-related risks to their cardiovascular health, and a comprehensive preventive health care plan to improve their cardiovascular health.
73341 to be a Pathologist determinable item
Item 73341 has been added to the pathologist determinable items determination.