Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce (Taskforce) is led by the Dean of the University of Sydney Medical School, Professor Bruce Robinson. Clinical review of MBS items is undertaken by Clinical Committees and Working Groups.
ASPS representatives on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee, when it rolls out in 2016, are Tony Kane, Immediate Past President ASPS, and Dan Kennedy, elected ASPS Councillor. Tony and Dan are coordinating the Society’s input and members can contact them directly with any comments or information related to the MBS Review.
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The MBS Review Taskforce released two consultation papers on 27 September 2015. Submissions were due by 9 November 2015.
In Scope of the MBS Review
Six priority review topics are flagged for review by the end of 2015: diagnostic imaging; ear, nose and throat surgery; clinical haematology; obstetrics; thoracic medicine; gastroenterology; and rules and regulations.
Read more from DOH about the review.