20 months in, what has the MBS review achieved?

The MBS Review Taskforce — the multimillion dollar attempt to bring the MBS into line with 21st century medicine — has so far managed to make just 23 alterations to the 5700 items on the schedule.

More than 20 months in, the 'rapid review' taskforce has become bogged down with endless committees, with no end date in sight.

At a Senate Estimates hearing on Wednesday, health department officials said the only change to the MBS so far was the deletion of 23 obsolete items - and that happened

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