Many people want to know if Medicare will cover plastic surgery.
Medicare has announced significant changes to plastic surgery item numbers on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) that will be effective from the 1st of November 2018. Click here for more information.
Medicare will cover what is deemed essential reconstructive surgery and that have associated Medicare item numbers listed in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBA).
Your surgeon will be able to help you understand if your procedure is covered by Medicare, however for direct reference refer to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
If you wish to look up a particular type of surgery to get more information or to look at the different surgeries and their item numbers, refer to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
For further information to understand healthcare and the costs involved, refer to the attached brochure Informed Financial Consent – a collaboration between doctors and patients.