NPS MedicineWise says it has reaped $400 million in PBS savings

NPS MedicineWise says it has delivered $400 million in PBS savings from its rational prescribing activities since 2010 and is now making inroads into MBS spending on pathology tests and imaging, its annual evaluation report shows.

The agency, which receives around $45 million annually in Department of Health funding, said it had achieved PBS savings of $69 million in 2015 and, for the first time, also achieved significant savings to the MBS of around $33 million, according to its latest evaluation report.

The MBS savings estimates were based on reductions in ordering of CT scans