Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group - MBS item range, membership, meeting dates.

Page last updated: 05 July 2018

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

In addition to the MBS items below, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group will consider indigenous issues across the MBS and the various Clinical Committees.

MBS item range

Total – 21 MBS Items
Category 8 – Miscellaneous Services

  • Miscellaneous Telehealth Support Services
  • Group M12 - Services provided by a Practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner on behalf of a medical practitioner
    10983 - 10989 (6 items)
  • Group M3 - Allied Health Services
    10950 (1 item)
  • Group M11 - Allied health Services for Indigenous Australians who have had a Health Check
    81300 - 81360 (13 items)
    Category 1 - Professional Attendances
  • A14 - Health Assessments
    Subgroup 2 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Health Assessment
    715 (1 item)
  • Indigenous issues across the MBS and the various Clinical Committees.

Membership

  • Dr Ray Lovett (Chair) – NHMRC Research Fellow and Program Leader for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Epidemiology for Policy and Practice, ANU
  • Mr Shane Mohor – CEO Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
  • Mr Karl Briscoe – CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
  • Ms Janine Mohamed – CEO of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives
  • Mr Adrian Carson – CEO Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Ltd
  • Ms Marilyn Morgan – Member, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Committee & National Advisory Council, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Director, National Health Leadership Forum Member, Close the Gap Steering Committee
  • Dr John Boffa – Chief Medical Officer Public Health, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation
  • Dr Tammy Kimpton – Taskforce Ex-Officio and General Practitioner
  • Mrs Sandy Robertson – Consumer Representative and has 20 years working in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health delivering Medicare item training to Health professionals
  • Mr Nathan Agius – Consumer Representative and Managing Director, An Open Heart is Good for Spirit Foundation
  • Dr Noel Hayman – Clinical Director, Inala Indigenous Health Service; Associate Professor, University of Queensland School of Medicine
  • Dr Lucas de Toca – Department of Health Medical Advisor

Meeting dates

  • 11 June 2018
  • 26 June 2018
  • 16 & 17 July 2018
  • 14 August 2018