New MBS item pays extra benefit for specific plastic and reconstructive surgery

Published: 17 May 2023

A new MBS item 46100 will be available from 1 July 2023.

If you perform an eligible plastic and reconstructive surgery procedure with additional complexity, you’ll be entitled to an additional payment. The complexity includes an excision or wound closure of burnt tissue that’s greater than 1% of hands or face.

Only relevant procedures matching the above requirement will attract an additional 40% of the schedule fee for the procedure.

From 1 July, you’ll be able to co-claim an additional 33 eligible base items with item 46100.

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Read more about the upcoming changes on MBS Online.

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Page last updated: 17 May 2023.
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