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

Information about the Paediatric 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 109 MBS Items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 15 – Orthopaedic
    • Subheading 2 – Treatment of Fractures
      47540, 47708, 47711, 47714, 47717, 47720, 47723 (7 items)
    • Subheading 5 – Osteotomy and Osteectomy
      48424, 48427 (2 items)
    • Subheading 6 – Epiphyseodesis
      48500, 48503, 48506, 48509, 48512 (5 items)
    • Subheading 14 – Foot
      49878 (1 item)
    • Subheading 17 – Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction
      50300, 50303, 50306, 50309, 50312, 50315, 50318, 50321, 50324, 50327, 50330, 50333, 50336, 50339, 50342, 50345, 50348 - 50349, 50351 - 50354, 50357, 50360, 50363, 50366, 50369, 50372, 50375, 50378, 50381, 50384, 50387, 50390, 50393 - 50394, 50402, 50405, 50408, 50411, 50414, 50417, 50420, 50423, 50426 (45 items)
    • Subheading 18 – Single Even Multilevel Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy
      50450 - 50451, 50455 - 50456, 50460 - 50461, 50465, 50466, 50470 - 50471, 50475 - 50476 (12 items)
    • Subheading 19 – Treatment of Fractures in Paediatric Patients
      50500, 50504, 50508, 50512, 50516, 50520, 50524, 50528, 50532, 50536, 50540, 50544, 50548, 50552, 50556, 50560, 50564, 50568, 50572, 50576, 50580, 50588 (22 items)
    • Subheading 20 – Spine Surgery for Scoliosis and Kyphosis in Paediatric Patients
      50600, 50604, 50608, 50612, 50616, 50620, 50624, 50628, 50632, 50636, 50640, 50644 (12 items)
    • Subheading 21 – Treatment of Hip Dysplasia or Dislocation in Paediatric Patients
      50650, 50654, 50658 (3 items)

Membership

  • Dr David Little (Chair) - Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Orthopaedics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead; Conjoint Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney
  • Dr Chris Harris – Orthopaedic Surgeon; Paediatric Specialist, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Dr Michael Bellemore – Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney
  • Dr Ivan Astori – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Paediatric Specialist, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Redland, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and The Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital, Brisbane
  • Ms Diane Walsh – Consumer representative, Top End Health Service Board, Northern Territory Primary Health Network Director, Darwin
  • Ms Julianne Pegler – Paediatric Physiotherapist, Private Practice
  • Dr Angus Gray - Orthopaedic Surgeon, paediatric specialist, Sydney Children's Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney

Meeting dates

  • 27 October 2016
  • 29 November 2016
  • 30 January 2017
  • 28 February 2017