General Surgery Services changes factsheets

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

Page last updated: 21 May 2021

General surgery changes update 21 May 2021

As part of the Government’s response to the MBS Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) there will be changes to general surgery services listed on the MBS. Services for laparoscopies and laparotomies, small bowel resections, abdominal wall hernia repairs, oncology and bariatric services, surgical excisions, and procedures relating to the oesophageal, stomach, liver, biliary, pancreas, spleen and lymph nodes will change to reflect contemporary clinical practice.

Note: Please note the item map and all factsheets will be updated when the items have been finalised at the completion of the legislative process.

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Changes to general surgery services
(Last updated: 21 May 2021)
PDF changes to general surgery services
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Item map of changes to general surgery services
(Last updated: 21 May 2021)
PDF Item map of changes to general surgery services
Word Item map of changes to general surgery services
Reference guide on changes to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy items
(Last updated: 21 May 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy items
Word Reference guide on changes to Laparoscopy and Laparotomy items
Reference guide on changes to Abdominal Wall Hernia items
(Last updated: 21 May 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Abdominal Wall Hernia items
Word Reference guide on changes to Abdominal Wall Hernia items
Reference guide on changes to Oesophageal items
(Last updated: 21 May 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Oesophageal items
Word Reference guide on changes to Oesophageal items
Reference guide on changes to Small Bowel Resection items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Small Bowel Resection items
Word Reference guide on changes to Small Bowel Resection items
Reference guide on changes to Stomach items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Stomach items
Word Reference guide on changes to Stomach items
Reference guide on changes to Liver items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Liver items
Word Reference guide on changes to Liver items
Reference guide on changes to Biliary items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Biliary items
Word Reference guide on changes to Biliary items
Reference guide on changes to Pancreas items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Pancreas items
Word Reference guide on changes to Pancreas items
Reference guide on changes to Spleen items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Spleen items
Word Reference guide on changes to Spleen items
Reference guide on changes to Oncology items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Oncology items
Word Reference guide on changes to Oncology items
Reference guide on changes to Lymph Nodes items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Lymph Nodes items
Word Reference guide on changes to Lymph Nodes items
Reference guide on changes to Excision items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Excision items
Word Reference guide on changes to Excision items
Reference guide on changes to Bariatric items
(Last updated: 10 February 2021)
PDF Reference guide on changes to Bariatric items
Word Reference guide on changes to Bariatric items

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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