Review chief drops more hints about new-look MBS

TEMPORARY MBS items may be introduced to help fund clinical trials for new treatments, according to the man tasked with overhauling the system.

MBS review chief Professor Bruce Robinson says the measure could form part of a new national research body that could replace the NHMRC.

He told delegates at the Pain Australia annual meeting this week that the proposal could plug an evidence gap for models of delivery in health care.

"We could do a trial to provide strong grounds for a health service no value... or it might be added to the healthcare