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 April 2017

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