General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

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

Page last updated: 20 April 2017

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 103 MBS Items
Category 1 - Professional Attendances

  • Group A1 – General Practitioner Attendance to which no other item applies
    • Level A
      3 – 20 (3 items)
    • Level B
      23 – 35 (3 items)
    • Level C
      36 – 43 (3 items)
    • Level D
      44 – 51 (3 items)
  • Group A29 Early Intervention Services for Children with Autism, pervasive Developmental Disorder or Disability
    139 (1 item)
  • Group A7 – Acupuncture
    173 – 199 (5 items)
  • Group A14 – Health Assessments
    701 – 715 (5 items)
  • Group A15 – GP Management Plans, Team care Arrangements, Multidisciplinary care Plans
    • Subgroup 1 – GP management plans, Team Care Arrangements and Multidisciplinary Care Plans
      721 – 732 (5 items)
    • Subgroup 2 – Case Conferences
      735 – 872 (8 items)
  • Group A17 – Domiciliary and Residential Management Reviews
    900 – 903 (2 items)
  • Group A30 – Medical Practitioner (including a General Practitioner, Specialist or consultant physician) telehealth attendances
    • Subgroup 1 – Telehealth attendance at consulting rooms, Home Visits or other Institutions
      2100 and 2122, 2126 and 2137, 2143 and 2147, 2195 and 2199 (8 items)
    • Subgroup 2 – Telehealth Attendance at a Residential Aged Care Facility
      2125, 2138, 2179, 2220 (4 items)
  • Group A18 – General Practitioner Attendance associated with PIP Incentive Payments
    • Subgroup 1 –Taking of a Cervical Smear from an unscreened or significantly underscreened person
      2497 – 2509 (7 items)
    • Subgroup 2 – Completion of a Cycle of Care for Patients with Established Diabetes Mellitus
      2517 -2526 (6 items)
    • Subgroup 3 – Completion of the Asthma Cycle of Care
      2546 – 2559 (6 items)
  • Group A19 – Other Non-Referred Attendances Associated with PIP Incentive Payments to Which No Other Item Applies
    • Subgroup 1 – Taking of a cervical Smear from an unscreened or Significantly Underscreened Person
      2598 – 2616 (7 items)
    • Subgroup 2 – Completion of an annual Cycle of care for patients with Established Diabetes Mellitus
      2620 – 2635 (6 items)
    • Subgroup 3 – Completion of the Asthma Cycle of Care
      2664 – 2677 (6 items)
  • Group A22 – General practitioner after-hours attendances to which no other item applies
    • Level A
      5000 – 5010 (3 items)
    • Level B
      5020 – 5028 (3 items)
    • Level C
      5040 – 5049 (3 items)
    • Level D
      5060 – 5067 (3 items)

MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous therapeutic procedures
    • Subgroup 13 – Other therapeutic procedures
      14203 and 14206 (2 items)
  • Group T8 – Surgical operations
    • Subgroup 1 – General
      30062 (1 item)

Membership

  • Professor Tim Usherwood (Chair) – Professor of General Practice, University of Sydney, GP Western Sydney Aboriginal Health Service
  • Dr Elizabeth Marles – Senior Staff Specialist, General Practice & Director, Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit
  • Dr Mark Morgan – General Practitioner and Associate Professor, Bond University, Queensland
  • Associate Professor Kathryn Panaretto – Research Fellow, Centre for Chronic Disease, The University of Queensland Medical School of Medicine
  • Ms Karen Booth – Registered nurse and general practice manager, President Australian Primary Health Care Nurse Association
  • Dr Steven Hambleton – MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio).
  • Associate Professor Caroline Laurence – Health services researcher, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide
  • Dr Noel Hayman – Clinical Director of the Inala Indigenous Health Service, Association Professor University of Queensland School of Medicine
  • Dr Simon Willcock – General Practitioner, and Clinical Director of the Macquarie University GP Clinic and Clinical Program Head, Primary Care, Wellbeing and Diagnostic for the Macquarie University Health Sciences Centre
  • Dr Ewen McPhee – General Practitioner and President of Rural Doctors Association of Australia
  • Mr Gary Smith – Practice Manager
  • Mr Tim Perry – Consultant Pharmacist, Member of the Wester Sydney Primary Health Network Clinical Council
  • Professor Jon Adams – Professor of public Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ms Thy Cao – Physiotherapist, President of the NSW Branch of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Chair of the University of Technology Sydney Physiotherapy Industry Advisory Board
  • Mr Peter Gooley – Consumer advocate, Alzheimers’s and Dementia Coach
  • Professor Steve Jan – Health economist, Head of the health Economics and Process Evaluation program, George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Health Economics at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
  • Dr Emma Kennedy – General Practitioner, Senior Lecturer General Practice – NT Clinical School, Flinders University
  • Professor Lyn Littlefield – Executive Director of the Australian Psychological Society and Professor of Psychology, La Trobe University
  • Professor Claire Jackson – Professor in General Practice and Primary Care Research, Director, Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland
  • Ms Nadia Moffatt – Consumer advocate

Meeting dates

  • 27 October 2016
  • 15 November 2016
  • 21 December 2016
  • 8 February 2017
  • 8 March 2017