Orthopaedic Surgery – New and amended MBS items

This page provides information on changes to MBS items for orthopaedic surgery from 1 March 2024.

Page last updated: 27 February 2024

Effective 1 March 2024 there will be 30 new and 86 amended items in response to feedback received during an early post-implementation review to address unintended consequences arising from the 1 July 2021 orthopaedic MBS item changes.

The amendments include changes to:

  • Restore patient access for some clinically appropriate orthopaedic procedures.
  • Refine co-claiming restrictions between items to support appropriate use of multiple items.
  • Clarify item descriptors to make them easier to interpret and better align them with contemporary clinical practice.
Further information can be found in the factsheets below:
Fact sheet
PDF and Word Documents
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Summary
(Last updated:
8 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Summary (Word 132 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Summary (PDF 127 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Hand and Wrist Procedures
(Last updated:
8 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Hand and Wrist Procedures (Word 141 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Hand and Wrist Procedures (PDF 141 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Foot and Ankle Procedures
(Last updated:
8 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Foot and Ankle Procedures (Word 141 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Foot and Ankle Procedures (PDF 138 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Shoulder and Elbow Procedures
(Last updated:
8 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Shoulder and Elbow Procedures (Word 132 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Shoulder and Elbow Procedures (PDF 132 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Knee, Hip and Paediatric Hip Procedures
(Last updated:
6 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Knee, Hip, and Paediatric Hip Procedures (Word 131 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Knee, Hip, and Paediatric Hip Procedures (PDF 177 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Neurosurgery Procedures
(Last updated:
8 February 2024)
Word Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Neurosurgery Procedures (Word 132 KB)
PDF Version - Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - Neurosurgery Procedures (PDF 174 KB)
Orthopaedic Surgery Changes - General Orthopaedic Procedures and Fracture Management Procedures
(Last updated:
6 February 2024)
Word Version - General Orthopaedic Procedures and Fracture Management Procedures (Word 141 KB)
PDF Version - General Orthopaedic Procedures and Fracture Management Procedures (PDF 187 KB)

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