Circumcision may be cut from MBS

A health department spokesperson said the evidence base for circumcision would be examined along with its cost effectiveness as part of a “whole-of-specialty” review not yet underway.

“This review will ensure the MBS supports cost-effective, evidence-based best practice by reviewing existing MBS items, such as circumcision, for evidence of their quality and safety,” the spokesperson said.  

“Reviews are overseen by the Medical Services Advisory Committee [MSAC] who will provide the government with advice regarding any proposed item