Mental Health Reference Group of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Mental Health Reference Group – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 10 July 2018

MBS item range

Total 47 MBS Items

  • Category 1 – Professional Attendances
    170, 171, 172 (3 items)
  • 2700, 2701, 2712, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727 (10 items)
  • 4001 (1 item)
  • Category 8 – Miscellaneous Services
    Group M3 – Allied Health Services
    10956, 10968 (2 items)
  • Category 8 – Miscellaneous Services
    M6 – Psychological Therapy Services
    80000, 80005, 80010, 80015, 80020 (5 items)
  • 80100, 80105, 80110, 80115, 80120, 80125, 80130, 80135, 80140, 80145, 80150, 80155, 80160, 80165, 80170 (15 items)
  • 81000, 81005, 81010 (3 items)
  • 82000, 82005, 82010, 82015, 82020, 82025, 82030, 82035 (8 items)

Membership

  • Dr Chris Mogan (Chair) – Member of the College of Clinical Psychology in the Australian Psychological Society
  • Ms Leanne Clarke – Clinical Psychologist
  • Ms Jillian Harrington – Clinical Psychologist, Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
  • Ms Karen King – Counselling Psychologist at Brainbox Psychology Clinic
  • Ms Julianne Whyte – Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Chief Executive Officer, Amaranth Foundation
  • Mrs Christine Coop – Occupational Therapist and Director Enable Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
  • Ms Sonia Miller – Nurse Practitioner and Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
  • Ms Wendy Northey – Mental Health Consultant (former forensic psychologist)
  • Dr Di Stow – Counsellor, Accredited Clinical Registrant. Accredited Mental Health Practitioner. Accredited Supervisor. Accredited Surrogacy Counsellor and President, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
  • Dr Caroline Johnson – General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Lee Gruner – Member of the MBS Review Taskforce
  • Dr Ann Moir-Bussy – Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
  • Dr James Alexander – Psychologist
  • Mrs Amanda Curran – Psychologist
  • Ms Voula Antoniadis –Psychologist
  • Dr Clive Jones – Psychologist (counselling, sports and exercise)
  • Ms Joanne Muller – Community Member
  • Ms Janne McMahon OAM – Chair, Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network Australia
  • Associate Professor Beth Kotze – Executive Director Mental Health, Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Professor Lyn Littlefield – General Practice Primary Care Clinical Committee Ex-officio
  • Mr Bill Buckingham – Departmental of Health Medical Advisor

Meeting dates

  • 14 June 2018
  • 3 July 2018
  • 12 July 2018
  • 17 August 2018