Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 25 March 2019

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 115 MBS Items
Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
DI - Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations

  • Subgroup 1 - Neurology
    11000 - 18377 (23 items)
  • Subgroup 7 - Neurosurgical
    General procedures 39000 - 39018 (7 items)
    Pain Relief 39100 - 39140 (3 items)
    Cranial Nervies 39500 - 39503 (2 items)
    Cranio-Cerebral Injuries 39600 - 39615 (6 items)
    Skull Base Surgery 39640 - 39662 (10 items)
    Intra-cranial Neoplasms 39700 - 39721 (8 items)
    Cerebrovascular Disease 39800 - 39821 (7 items)
    Infection 39900 - 39906 (3 items)
    Cerebrospinal Fluid circulation Disorders 40000 - 40018 (7 items)
    Congenital Disorders 40100 - 40118 (7 items)
    Skull Reconstruction 40600 (1 item) Epilepsy 40700 - 40712 (11 items)
    Stereotactic Procedures 40800 - 40862 (11 items)
    Miscellaneous 40903, 40905, 14227 - 14242 (8 items)

Membership

  • Associate Prof Mark Davies – OAM – Neurosurgeon in private/public practice and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at St. George Hospital, Sydney; Past President of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA); Current Training Board Chair for neurosurgery; Previous Co-Chair for MBS Review Spinal Surgery Committee
  • Dr Mark Dexter – Neurosurgeon in private/public practice and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at both Westmead Hospital and Westmead Children’s Hospital; Past President of the NSA
  • Dr Sarah Olson – Neurosurgeon in private/public practice in Brisbane; Current Vice President of the Board of the NSA
  • Mr Myron Rogers – Neurosurgeon in private/public practice in Melbourne; Past President of the NSA
  • Professor John Watson – Neurologist in private/public practice at Sydney Adventist Hospital; Associate Dean and Head of Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
  • Dr Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis – General Practitioner in Essendon, Melbourne; Senior Lecturer in primary care at the University of Melbourne; Member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP); Member of the MBS Review Endocrinology Committee
  • Ms Eileen Jerga – Past CEO of the Heart Foundation in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT); Member of MSAC; Member of Vascular CAGl; Past member of MSAC PICO Advisory Sub-committee (PASC); Member of the MBS Review Vascular Clinical Committee and Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine Clinical Committee, and has contributed to six other MBS review working groups; Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for ACT
  • Mr John Stubbs - Member of the MSAC Evaluation Sub-Committee (ESC); Past member of four other MBS Review Committees; Member of the New South Wales Medical Board; Member of the Cancer Institute; Former CEO of Cancer Voices and Canspeak Australia; Board member of the Cancer Institute of New South Wales; Board Member of Health Consumers New South Wales; Board Member of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Area Health District; Contributor to several research organisations
  • Prof Michael Besser – Consultant Emeritus Neurosurgeon, Sydney; Lecturer in neuroanatomy at the University of Sydney; Past President of the NSA; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Prof Michael Grigg – Rehabilitation and Pain Physician in Canberra; Director of Rehabilitation at Calvary John James Hospital, ACT; President, Australian Pain Society

Meeting dates

  • 12 February 2018
  • 13 April 2018
  • 15 May 20188
  • 18 June 2018
  • 10 December 2018