MBS Primary Care Items
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) primary care items support primary care services including: general attendances, after-hours attendances, health assessments, nurse practitioners, midwives, chronic disease management and mental health care. Some of these services provide particular target groups with preventative health care or improve coordination of multidisciplinary care for people with chronic (or terminal) conditions and complex care needs. The items include support for services which may be provided by practice nurses, Aboriginal health workers and other allied health professionals.
To access information on any other MBS items not listed on this page, please visit MBS website
New provider group for MBS Allied Health ServicesFrom 1 July 2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners will be a new provider group eligible to provide allied health services under MBS items 10950 and 81300, and mental health services under MBS item 10956. Fact sheets on this website will be updated to include this provider group. Further information is available in the MBS Allied Health Schedule.
Better Start for Children with Disability initiativeFrom 1 January 2013 the eligibility for the Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative will expand to include a further nine disabilities: Prader-Willi syndrome; Williams syndrome; Angelman syndrome; Kabuki syndrome; Smith-Magenis syndrome; CHARGE syndrome; Cornelia de Lange syndrome; Cri du Chat syndrome; and microcephaly. Children with these disabilities will be able to access the Better Start Medicare items from this date. The existing eligible disabilities are: children with sight and hearing impairment; cerebral palsy; Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Further information is available at Better Start for Children with Disability initiative.
Removal of Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Terminology