Amendment to MBS item 51071 for spinal surgery

This page provides information on 1 January 2022 changes to MBS item 51071.

Page last updated: 17 December 2021

From 1 January 2022, MBS item 51071 will be amended to allow for the removal of a primary extradural tumour or lesion where the pathology is confirmed by histology. This amendment expands the indications covered by the item and addresses a patient service gap, supporting appropriate claiming of this item.

PDF version – MBS item 51071 – 1 Jan 2022 (PDF 223 KB)
Word version – MBS item 51071 – 1 Jan 2022 (Word 83 KB)

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