Principles and Rules Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

The Principles and Rules Committee is reviewing the legislative and regulatory framework underpinning the MBS, as well as considering broader questions about the principles, objectives and boundaries shaping the MBS and its impact in practice

Page last updated: 12 February 2019

Reports
Membership
Meeting dates

Reports

The Committee has published the following reports with recommendations for public consultation.
Principles and Rules Committee Report

Membership

  • Professor Michael Grigg (Chair) - Executive Clinical Director, Surgical Services, Eastern Health Melbourne; Past President, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; Private Practice; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Dr Michael Coglin - Health Administrator, Healthscope Limited; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Dr Matthew McConnell - Public Health Physician, Country Health SA Local Health Network; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Dr Eleanor Chew - General Practitioner; Member, Queensland Faculty Board, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Associate Professor Ken Sikaris - Pathologist, Sonic Healthcare; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Melbourne University
  • Associate Professor Alex Hunyor - Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Sydney Eye Hospital; Chair, Medicare Advisory Committee, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Dr Penny Browne - General Practitioner; Senior Medical Officer, Avant
  • Dr Gerard Ingham - General Practitioner; Deputy Director, Professional Services Review
  • Associate Professor Lourens Bester – Interventional Radiologist
  • Ms Debra Kay - Consumer Representative
  • Professor Adam Elshaug - Professor of Health Policy, HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow; Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce

Meeting dates

  • 4 November 2015
  • 30 November 2015
  • 8 February 2016
  • 23 March 2016
  • 26 April 2016
  • 20 June 2016
  • 8 August 2016
  • 26 September 2016
  • 24 October 2016
  • 28 November 2016
  • 6 March 2017
  • 15 May 2017
  • 11 July 2017
  • 28 November 2017
  • 19 February 2018
  • 22 May 2018
  • 26 June 2018
  • 17 July 2018
  • 14 August 2018
  • 30 October 2018
  • 4 December 2018