IVF: The Medicare cuts the government won't make

MBS review says current funding is being wasted

The Federal Government says it will reject any moves to restrict Medicare funding for IVF, despite the MBS Review Taskforce declaring the current system is leading to clear instances of “low-value care”.


The review’s gynaecology committee is recommending hopeful parents should be limited to six Medicare-funded IVF cycles and blocked from accessing any subsidy for the reproductive procedure once the woman turns 44.

In a report quietly released in the Department of Health’s MBS review document dump before Christmas, the committee says it's time to end the