Knee Working Group of the Orthopaedics Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

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

Page last updated: 06 April 2017

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total 60 MBS Items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 12 – Amputations
      44367, 44376 (2 items)
    • Treatment of Dislocations
      47054, 47057, 47060 (3 items)
    • Treatment of Fractures
      47534, 47537, 47543, 47546, 47549, 47552, 47555, 47558, 47561, 47564 - 47567, 47570, 47573, 47576, 47579, 47582, 47585, 47588, 47591 (21 items)
    • Subheading 5 – Osteotomy and Osteectomy
      48418, 48421 (2 items)
    • Subheading 12 – Knee
      49500 – 49569 (32 items)

Membership

  • Associate Professor Graham Mercer (Chair) – Past Head of Orthopaedic Department, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide
  • Dr Marinis Pirpiris – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Epworth and Cabrini Private Hospitals
  • Dr Chris Vertullo – Associate Professor, Menzies Health Institute Griffith University; Associate Professor, Bond University School of Medicine; Director, Knee Research Australia; Specialist Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Gold Coast
  • Dr Michael Yelland – Associate Professor of Primary Health Care, School of Medicine, Griffith University; General and Musculoskeletal Medicine Practitioner
  • Ms Judith Nguyen – Consumer representative; Director, Arthritis Australia Board
  • Dr John North – Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital & Mt Isa Hospital; Clinical Director, Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality & Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality
  • Dr David Hunter – Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology; Chair of Institute of Bone and Joint Research, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Dr David Martin - Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Mr Mathew Beard – Lead Physiotherapist, Spinal Assessment Clinics, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Private Practitioner

Meeting dates

  • 7 November 2016
  • 19 December 2016
  • 17 February 2017
  • 13 March 2107