Orthopaedics Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

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

Page last updated: 14 September 2017

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Working Groups

MBS item range

Total – 608 MBS Items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • T8 - Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 1 - General
      30241 (1 item)
    • Subgroup 7 - Neurosurgical
      39300 – 39333 (13 items)
    • Subgroup 10 - Operations for Osteomyelitis
      43500 - 43524 (8 items)
    • Subgroup 12 - Amputations
      44325 - 44376 (17 items)
    • Subgroup 13 - Plastic and reconstructive surgery
      45221 - 45505 (8 items)
    • Subgroup 14 - Hand Surgery
      46300 - 46534 (87 items)
    • Subgroup 15 - Orthopaedic
      47003 - 50658 (474 items)

Membership

  • Dr John North (Chair) – Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital & Mt Isa Hospital; Clinical Director, Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality & Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality
  • Associate Professor Graham Mercer – Past Head of Orthopaedic Department, Repatriation General Hospital
  • Dr Roy Carey – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Practice
  • Dr David Little – Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Orthopaedics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Conjoint Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney
  • Dr Stephen Coleman – Hand surgeon, Brisbane Private Hospital
  • Dr Michael Yelland – Associate Professor of Primary Health Care, School of Medicine, Griffith University; General and Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner
  • Dr Marinis Pirpiris – Orthopaedic Surgeon Epworth and Cabrini Private Hospitals
  • Dr Greg Nutting – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Practice
  • Dr James Linklater – Radiologist, Castlereagh Imaging
  • Dr Matthew Hope – Senior Staff Specialist, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Dr John Tuffley – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Spring Hill and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
  • Professor Sally Green – Physiotherapist and epidemiologist; Co–Director of Cochrane Australia and Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Monash University. 
  • Ms Janet Wale – Consumer representative
  • Dr Andrew Shimmin – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Melbourne Orthopaedic Group
  • Dr David Hunter – Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology, Chair of Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Mr John Harris – Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Melbourne and Epworth Hospital Melbourne
  • Dr Michael Besser – MBS Review Taskforce (ex-officio)

Meeting dates

  • 17 October 2016
  • 16 November 2016
  • 13 December 2016
  • 1 February 2017
  • 7 March 2017
  • 30 March 2017
  • 10 April 2017

Working Groups