Thoracic Medicine Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Thoracic Medicine 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 – 19 MBS Items
MBS Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
  • D1 – Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
    • Subgroup 4 - Respiratory
      11500 to 11512 (5 items)
    • Subgroup 10 – Other Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
      12203 to 12250 (7 items)
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
  • T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 1 – General
      30696 and 30710 (2 items)
    • Subgroup 8 – Ear, Nose and Throat
      41889, 41892, 41895, 41898 and 41905 (5 items)

Membership

  • Professor Christine Jenkins (Chair) - Senior Staff Specialist, Thoracic Medicine, Concord Hospital; Head of Respiratory Trials, The George Institute; Clinical Professor & Head of Respiratory Discipline, University of Sydney
  • Professor Matthew Peters - Head of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Hospital; Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University; Past President, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Dr Phillip Antippa - Director, Lung Cancer Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Ronald Tomlins - Adjunct Associate Professor, Discipline of General Practice, University of Sydney; General Practitioner, Private Practice; President, International Primary Care Respiratory Group
  • Dr Kerry Hancock - General Practitioner, private practice; Executive Member, Coordinating Committee COPD National Programme, Lung Foundation Australia; Member, GP Asthma Group, National Asthma Council; Board Member, Asthma Foundation SA
  • Associate Professor Hiran Selvadurai - Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children's Hospital, Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital Network
  • Ms Debra Kay - Consumer Representative
  • Professor Adam Elshaug - MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio)

Meeting dates

  • 24 September 2015
  • 9 November 2015
  • 10 December 2015
  • 29 January 2016
  • 11 February 2016
  • 3 March 2016
  • 30 March 2016
  • 5 May 2016
  • 27 October 2016

Working groups

Reports

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

Thoracic Medicine Clinical Committee Report