Changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items
29 October 2021
From 1 November, there’ll be changes to Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for medical, diagnostic imaging, pathology and other services.
These changes are a result of the MBS Review Taskforce and Medicare Services Advisory Committee recommendations and consultation with all key stakeholders.
- ensure services are clinically appropriate
- reflect modern clinical practice
- improve quality of care and safety for patients.
The changes include:
- 32 new items
- 122 amended items
- 2 items ended.
There are also new co-claiming rules for:
- MRI services
- varicose vein services.
More information is available at MBS Online:
Page last updated: 29 October 2021
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