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On Sunday, the Australian Government announced it had accepted a package of 40 recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce – 38 in full and two in part.


Included in this announcement are recommendations related to the following clinical committees:


  • Endocrinology
  • Dermatology, allergy and immunology
  • Diagnostic Imaging – knee imaging
  • Renal medicine
  • Thoracic medicine
  • Spinal surgery


As part of this package, the Government has also announced changes to capsule endoscopy and 3D breast tomosynthesis. These changes were considered with the advice of the Taskforce.


The Government has also announced restrictions on the use of urogynaecological mesh, in line with advice from the Taskforce.


Please visit the health website to read:


The statement from the MBS Review Taskforce Chair, Professor Bruce Robinson, in relation to the Government’s response on this package of recommendations.


Factsheet overviews outlining some of the key changes and how these changes will impact patients and providers.


If you have any queries please feel free to contact the MBS Review Team at any time.

[Source: Department of Health]

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