Anaesthesia Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Anaesthesia Clinical Committee - MBS item range, membership and meeting dates

Page last updated: 06 April 2017

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total - 523 MBS Items
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
    • Subgroup 1 – Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
      13015 -13030 (4 items)
    • Subgroup 13 – Other therapeutic procedures
      14230 (1 item)
  • Group T6 – Anaesthetics
    • Subgroup 1 – Anaesthesia Consultations
      17609 – 17680 (11 items)
  • Group T7 – Regional or field nerve blocks
    18216 – 18233 (5 items)
  • Group T10 – Relative value Guide for Anaesthesia
    • Subgroup 1 – Head
      20100 – 20230 (30 items)
    • Subgroup 2 – Neck
      20300 – 20355 (8 items)
    • Subgroup 3 – Thorax
      20400 – 20475 (16 items)
    • Subgroup 4 – Intrathoracic
      20500 – 20560 (11 items)
    • Subgroup 5 – Spine & Spinal Cord
      20600 – 20690 (10 items)
    • Subgroup 6 – Upper Abdomen
      20700 – 20799 (21 items)
    • Subgroup 7 – Lower Abdomen
      20800 – 20886 (32 items)
    • Subgroup 8 – Perineum
      20900 – 20960 (32 items)
    • Subgroup 9 – Pelvis (except hip)
      21100 – 21170 (12 items)
    • Subgroup 10 – Upper Leg (except knee)
      21195 – 21280 (18 items)
    • Subgroup 11 – Knee and Popliteal Area
      21300 – 21445 (17 items)
    • Subgroup 12 – Lower Leg (below knee)
      21460 – 21535 (18 items)
    • Subgroup 13 – Shoulder and Axilla
      21600 – 21685 (17 items)
    • Subgroup 14 – Upper arm and elbow
      21700 – 21790 (15 items)
    • Subgroup 15 – Forearm wrist and hand
      21800 – 21872 (13 items)
    • Subgroup 16 – Anaesthesia for Burns
      21878 – 21887 (10 items)
    • Subgroup 17 – Anaesthesia for Radiological or other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures
      21900 -21980 (32 items)
    • Subgroup 18 – Miscellaneous
      21990 – 21997 (3 items)
    • Subgroup 19 – Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services
      22001 – 22075 (21 items)
    • Subgroup 20 – Administration of Anaesthesia in connection with a dental service
      22900 – 22905 (2 items)
    • Subgroup 21 – Anaesthesia/Perfusion Time units
      23010 – 24136 (154 items)
    • Subgroup 22 – Anaesthesia/Perfusion Modifying units – physical status
      25000 – 25010 (3 items)
    • Subgroup 23 – Anaesthesia Perfusion Modifying Units – other
      25015 – 25020 (2 items)
    • Subgroup 24 – Anaesthesia after hours emergency modifier
      25025- 25030 (2 items)
    • Subgroup 25 – Perfusion after hours emergency modifier
      25050
    • Subgroup 26 – Assistance at Anaesthesia
      25200 – 25205 (2 items)

Membership

  • Dr Jo Sutherland (Chair) - Anaesthetist, Coffs Harbour Health Campus, private practice member, Mid North Coast Local Health District Government Board
  • Dr James Bradley - Anaesthetist, Wesley Anaesthesia and Pain Management
  • Dr Genevieve Goulding - Anaesthetist & Deputy Director, Quality and safety, Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Dr Margaret Schnitzler - Colorectal Surgeon, private practice
  • Associate Professor John Stokes - Anaesthetist & Intensivist Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University Director of Intensive Care, Mater Hospital, Townsville
  • Ms Helen Maxwell-Wright - Director, Maxwell-Wright Associates Panel of Chairs, Monitoring Committee, Consumer Representative, Medicines Australia Quality & Safety Committee, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Former Managing Director, International Diabetes Institute Chair Community Advisory Group, College of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Dr Timothy Weston - Anaesthetist, private practice
  • Ms Ruth Bollard - General & Breast Surgeon, Specialists on Drummond, private practice
  • Dr Penny Burns - GP, private practice, Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice, University of Western Sydney
  • Dr Mark Reeves - Anaesthetist, North West Regional Hospital
  • Dr Jodi Graham - Anaesthetist, Medical Co-director Surgical Division Charles Gardiner Hospital
  • Professor Michael Grigg - MBS Review Taskforce (ex-officio)

Meeting dates

  • 21 September 2016
  • 27 October 2016
  • 6 December 2016
  • 31 January 2017
  • 23 February 2017