MBS review chair speaks out

THE goal of the Medical Benefits Schedule Review is to ensure the MBS is better aligned with contemporary clinical practice, the MBS Review Taskforce Chair Professor Bruce Robinson says.

“Very few clinical interventions are of no value in every clinical circumstance.” he says in a statement provided to MO today that discusses fads, obsolescence and evidence-based decisions. 

“This is why it’s essential we look at the rules governing how Medicare-funded items and procedures are used,