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  • Report from the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee - combined report

    04 Oct 2018

    Items reviewed

    The Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee reviewed a total of 508 MBS items and included imaging of the following body areas and systems:
    • Head and neck (124 items)
    • Spine and pelvis (128 items)
    • Upper and lower limbs (47 items)
    • Organs of the chest, abdomen and pelvis (112 items)
    • General and whole body imaging (16 items)
    • Obstetric imaging (50 items)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (31 items)
    • Ungrouped items
    The review also included the following additional overarching rules and principles:
    • Co-claiming

  • Report from the Gynaecology Clinical Committee

    04 Oct 2018

    Items reviewed

    The Gynaecology Clinical Committee of the MBS Review Taskforce reviewed a total of 141 items in the following areas:

  • Report from the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee - Nuclear Medicine

    04 Oct 2018

     

    Items reviewed

    A total of 108 nuclear medicine MBS items were reviewed by the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee, which included:

  • Report from the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee – Breast Imaging

    04 Oct 2018

    Items reviewed

    Total of 39 items reviewed:
    • 32 Breast imaging (ultrasound, x-ray, MRI) items
    • 7 Breast biopsy items

    Proposed item changes:

    • 5 items should be deleted
    • 3 new items should be created
    • 4 items should be amended
    • 13 items should remain unchanged
    • 2 items should be referred to the MSAC Executive for their consideration

    Report recommendations:

    The clinical committee report made a total of 9 recommendations, and are listed as follows:

    Breast ultrasound