Obstetrics Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Obstetrics Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership, meeting dates and working groups.

Page last updated: 05 February 2018

The Obstetrics Clinical Committee have now completed the review of the item numbers relating to Obstetrics.
To view the government response to the recommendations visit the Department of Health website.
MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Working groups
Reports

MBS item range

Total – 127 MBS Items
MBS Category 5 – Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Group I1 - Ultrasound
    • Subgroup 5 – Obstetric and gynaecological
      55700–55775 (50 items)
    • Subgroup 6 - Musculoskeletal
      58503 and 59504 (2 items)
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedure
  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
    • Subgroup 3 – Assisted reproductive services
      13200–13292 (14 items)
  • Group T4 - Obstetrics
    16399 – 16636 (42 items)
  • Group T8 – Surgical operations
    • Subgroup 4 - Gynaecological
      35676 and 35677 (2 items)
  • Group T9 – Assistance at operations
    51306, 51309 and 51312 (3 items)
MBS Category 6 – Pathology Services
  • Group P2 - Chemical
    66517, 66545, 66548, 66743, 66750, 66751, 69405, 69408, 69411, 69413, 69415, 73529, 73806, 73833 (14 items)

Membership

  • Professor Michael Permezel (Chair) - Consultant Obstetrician, Mercy Hospital for Women; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne; President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Dr Vijay Roach - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Royal North Shore Hospital; Obstetrician, private practice; Vice-President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Associate Professor Stephen Robson: Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Canberra Hospital; Obstetrician, private practice; Vice-President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Associate Professor, Australian National University; President-Elect, Australian Medical Association ACT
  • Dr Louise Sterling - GP Obstetrician, private practice
  • Professor Lucie Walters - Professor, Rural Medical Education, Flinders University; Obstetrician, private practice (rural); President, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • Professor Jonathan Morris - Director, Kolling Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney
  • Ms Elizabeth Wilkes - Chief Executive Officer, Midwifery and Maternity Provider Organisation Australia; Midwife, private practice
  • Dr Christine Thevathasan - Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Sandringham Hospital; Secretary, National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Obstetrician, private practice
  • Professor Elizabeth Sullivan - Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ms Julie Hamblin - Lawyer, HWL Ebsworth; Consumer Representative
  • Dr Debbie Nisbet - Consultant Obstetric & Gynaecological Ultrasonologist, Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne; Chair, Certification in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound Committee, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Top of page

Meeting dates

  • 24 September 2015
  • 2 November 2015
  • 7 December 2015
  • 18 February 2016
  • 12 April 2016
  • 31 May 2016
  • 28 October 2016

Working groups

Reports

The Committee has published the following reports with recommendations for public consultation.

Report from Obstetrics Clinical Committee