Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce meeting, 16 May 2017

On 16 May 2017, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) held its 20th meeting. The following is a summary of the outcomes arising from the meeting.

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Specialist Attendance Item Working Group

The Taskforce agreed to form a working group to consider specialist attendance items. The working group will report to the Taskforce’s Principles & Rules Committee.

Oncology report for public consultation

The Taskforce agreed to release the Oncology Clinical Committee report for public consultation.

Anaesthesia report for public consultation

The Taskforce deferred the release of the report for public consultation, suggesting several edits be considered by the Anaesthesia Clinical Committee prior to release.

Urgent after-hours report

The Taskforce endorsed the report from the Urgent After-hours Working Group for public consultation.

2017 report

The Taskforce agreed to a work plan for the development of the 2017 report.

Tranche 3 clinical committees

Members noted the progress and recommendations emerging from the following Tranche 3 clinical committees:

  • Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Diagnostic Medicine