Changes to MBS item numbers for cardiac imaging services

18 August 2020

Make sure you know the right item numbers to use when you claim cardiac imaging services for your patients.

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On 1 August 2020, the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for cardiac imaging services changed.

What’s changed

If you provide, refer or work in a practice that offers cardiac imaging services, then you need to know:

  • 29 new items were added to the MBS
  • 18 items were removed from the MBS
  • the explanatory notes have been updated
  • private health classifications for patients have changed.

The changes are part of the MBS review to deliver high quality and cost effective services for patients.

What you need to do

Make sure you:

  • familiarise yourself with the new the MBS items and explanatory notes so you can correctly claim for services
  • inform patients about their options for cardiac imaging services and what best suits their personal situation.

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Page last updated: 18 August 2020