Gastroenterology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Gastroenterology Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 05 February 2018

The Gastroenterology Clinical Committee have now completed the review of item numbers relating to Gastroenterology, including colonoscopy.

To view the government response to the recommendations visit the Department of Health website.

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Reports

MBS item range


MBS Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
  • Group D1 – Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
    • Subgroup 7 – Gastroenterology and Colorectal
      11800–11833 (7 items)
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
    • Subgroup 6 - Gastroenterology
      13500–13506 (3 items)
  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 1 – General
      30473 – 31458 (27 items)
    • Subgroup 2 - Colorectal
      32023 – 32095 (11 items)
    • Subgroup 8 – Ear, nose and throat
      41819, 41820, 41828, 41831 and 41832 (5 items)

Membership

  • Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan (Chair) - Gastroenterologist, John Hunter Hospital Newcastle; Senior Clinical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Dr Katherine Ellard - Specialist, Mater Hospital, North Sydney; Gastroenterologist, Private practice
  • Mr James Keck - Clinical Director, Colorectal Surgery, Eastern Health Melbourne; Director, Pelvic Floor Physiology, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne; Vice-President, Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Professor Finlay Macrae - Professor, Department of Medicine, Melbourne University; Head, Colorectal Medicine and Genetics, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Ms Di Jones - Assistant Director of Nursing, Endoscopy Services, Logan Bayside Health Network; President, Society of International Gastroenterology Nurses and Endoscopy Associates
  • Professor Jon Emery - Professor of General Practice, University of Western Australia; Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research, University of Melbourne; Director, Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group
  • Dr Peter Radford - General Practitioner, Private practice
  • Dr Lee Gruner - General President, Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators; MBS Review Taskforce (Ex Officio)

Meeting dates

  • 24 September 2015
  • 9 November 2015
  • 7 December 2015
  • 3 February 2016
  • 15 March 2016
  • 25 May 2016
  • 7 July 2016
  • 21 July 2016
  • 25 July 2016
  • 24 October 2016
  • 22 November 2016

Reports

The Committee has published the following reports with recommendations for public consultation.

Report from Gastroenterology Clinical Committee