Pathology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

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

Page last updated: 20 October 2017

Reports
MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Working groups

Reports

Report from the Pathology Clinical Committee – Endocrine Tests

MBS item range

Total – 459 MBS Items
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
    • Subgroup 8 – Haematology
      13700, 13703, 13706, 13709, 13750, 13755, 13757 and 13760 (8 items)
  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 1 – General
      30081, 30084 and 30087 (3 items)
MBS Category 6 – Pathology Services
  • 65060–73940 (453 items)

Membership

  • Associate Professor Peter Stewart (Chair) - Director of Pathology, Sydney South West Pathology; President, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Professor Rita Horvath - Clinical Director, South Eastern Area Laboratory Services, NSW Health Pathology
  • Dr Debra Norris - Pathologist in Charge - Histology & Medical Director, QML Pathology
  • Dr Michael Harrison - Chief Executive Officer/Managing Partner & General Pathologist, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
  • Associate Professor Ken Sikaris - Pathologist, Sonic Healthcare; Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Melbourne University
  • Dr Melody Caramins - National Head, Genetics, Specialist Diagnostic Services, Primary Health Care Limited; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, University of NSW; Chair, Genetics Advisory Committee, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Dr John Rowell - Director of Haematology, Pathology Queensland
  • Professor Dominic Mallon - Clinical Immunologist & Chief Pathologist, PathWest; Clinical Professor, School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Western Australia
  • Dr Peter Roberts - Director of Emergency Department, Ryde Hospital; NSW Councillor, Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor Anthony Landgren - Pathologist, Australian Clinical Laboratories
  • Associate Professor Mary-Jo Waters - Director of Microbiology, St Vincent's Pathology
  • Professor Richard MacIsaac - Director, Endocrinology / Diabetes, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Dr Gary Lum - Medical Advisor, Department of Health
  • Ms Valerie Hanrahan - Consumer Representative
  • Dr Robyn Lindner - Client Relations Manager, Health Technologies, NPS MedicineWise
  • Dr Emil Djakic – General Practitioner, Member, Expert Committee, General Practice Advocacy and Funding, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Associate Professor Bev Rowbotham - MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio)
  • Dr Jill Thislethwaite – General Practitioner, Private practice

Meeting dates

  • 10 March 2016
  • 19 September 2016
  • 28 November 2016
  • 15 May 2017
  • 21 July 2017
  • 29 September 2017

Working groups