Outcomes: Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce meeting 18 May 2016

On 18 May 2016, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce held its seventh meeting. Following is an outcomes summary from the meeting.

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On 18 May 2016, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce held its tenth meeting. Following is an outcomes summary from the meeting.

Future Clinical Committees

Members agreed to the formation of a Thoracic Surgery Clinical Committee.

Noting progress with tranche 1 and 2 Clinical Committees, members discussed the composition of tranches 3–6, focusing on tranches 3 and 4. Tranches 3 and 4 were agreed as follows, with tranches 5 and 6 agreed provisionally as follows:

Tranche 3
Spinal surgery
Anaesthetics
Primary Care (formerly General Practice)
Gynaecology
Indigenous health
Hand surgery
Tranche 4
Ophthalmology
Allied health
Orthopaedics
Nurse practitioner and Participating midwife
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Tranche 5
Neurology
Colorectal surgery
Optometry
General surgery
Oral & maxillofacial surgery
Paediatric surgery
Mental health
Tranche 6
Pain management
Vascular surgery and interventional radiology
Urology
Thoracic surgery
Ear, nose and throat surgery (balance)
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