Consultation: Obsolete items tranche #1 - Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

On 18 December 2015, the MBS Review Taskforce released a consultation paper about obsolete items.

Page last updated: 21 July 2017

A number of MBS items were identified by clinical committees as obsolete:

Word version: Obsolete MBS items – Tranche #1 consultation document (Word 86 KB)
PDF version: Obsolete MBS items – Tranche #1 consultation document (PDF 320 KB)

For reference purposes, the survey can be accessed at the department's consultation hub.

This consultation process closed on 8 February 2016.

Healthier Medicare – removing obsolete services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

After considering the report from the committee, and feedback received from public consultation, the Taskforce made recommendations to the Government.

Word version:MBS Review Taskforce Recommendations – Obsolete MBS Items Report 2016 (Word 30 KB)
PDF version:MBS Review Taskforce Recommendations – Obsolete MBS Items Report 2016 (PDF 112 KB)

The Government considered the recommendations and changes were announced in the 2016-17 Budget.
Healthier Medicare – removing obsolete services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule


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