General Surgery Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the General Surgery Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 25 March 2019

MBS item range

Total – 208 MBS Items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
T1- Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures

  • Subgroup 13 – Other Therapeutic Procedures
    14212 (1 item)
  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    30001 – 30189 (25 items), 30216 – 30399 (31 items), 30400 - 30499 (54 items), 30500 – 30599 (64 items), 30600 - 31472 (32 items).
  • Subgroup 16 – Radio Frequency Ablation
    50950 – 50952 (2 items)

Membership

  • Professor David Watters – (Chair) – Professor of Surgery, Deakin University and Barwon Health.
  • Professor Phillip Carson - Breast Surgeon and General Surgeon, Central Specialist Clinic, Darwin; Chair, Court of Examiners, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Prof Phillip Crowe - Researcher, UNSW; Director Sydney Sarcoma Unit: Co-director Sarcoma Research Group, UNSW.
  • Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan - Senior Staff Specialist Gastroenterologist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle; Senior Clinical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
  • Professor David Fletcher - RACS Councillor; Head Department General Surgery, Fiona Stanley Perth.
  • Assoc Prof Neil Collier - General and Breast Surgeon, Epworth Freemasons Private Hospitals, Melbourne.
  • Assoc Professor Austin Curtin - General Surgeon, St Vincent’s Medical Centre; Sub-Dean (Lismore) Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney.
  • Mr Adrian Fox – General Surgeon, St Vincent’s Medical Centre; Sub-Dean (Lismore) Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney.
  • Mr Phil Truskett - General Surgeon, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick; RACS Censor in Chief.
  • Dr Robert Padbury - Clinical Director of Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide.
  • Dr Linda Weber – Executive Editor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care ASA, Anaesthetist, Brindabella Specialist Centre.
  • Dr Simon Torvaldsen - Chair of the AMA WA Council of General Practice; General Practitioner, Third Avenue Surgery WA.
  • Professor Michael Besser – Emeritus Consultant Neurosurgeon, Sydney; Lecturer in Neuroanatomy, University of Sydney; Ex Officio, MBS Review Taskforce.
  • Dr Tammy Kimpton – President of Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association; General Practitioner, Scone Medical Practice NSW; Ex-Officio MBS Review Taskforce.
  • Ms Joanne Baumgartner - Consumer
  • Ms Susanne Tegen - Consumer

Meeting dates

  • 12 June 2018
  • 11 July 2018
  • 8 August 2018
  • 3 September 2018