7 ‘obsolete’ procedures being delisted from MBS

The government has confirmed that 24 ‘obsolete or underused’ MBS items are to be deleted from 1 July, based on the recommendation of the independent MBS Review Taskforce.

Health Minister Sussan Ley says the MBS items that cover imaging, ENT, gastroenterology and obstetric procedures cost $6.8 million in the previous year and had been used 52,500 times.

They are  being removed because they are out of date and no longer represented best practice, she says.

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