The May 2009 Medicare Benefits Schedule is now available
Below is a summary of changes that have occured to the MBS since November 2008.
The PDF and RTF versions are now available to view or download from the 1 May 2009 MBS downloads page.
1 May 2009
Amendments to the General Medical Services Table
Two items (106 and 109
) have been amended to clarify that they are referred services.
There has also been changes to perfusion items (22055, 22060, 22065, 22070 and 22075
) to reflect the full descriptors provided in the Regulations.
There have been minor wording changes to 65 (inclusive) orthopaedic items ((located at May 2009 dowloads page)
) in Summary of changes.
) has been amended to allow an assistant at operations to be claimed in conjunction with the service.
Peripheral Arterial or Venous Catheterisation item (35321
) has been amended to include varicose veins.
Amendments to the Pathology Services Table
New pathology items (66607, 66660, 66900, 73062, 73063, 73064 and 73065
) have been added .
Items(66605, 66659, 71200, 73049, 73059, 73060, 73061, 73300, 73314 and 73315
) have been amended.
Items(66638 and 73049
) have amended fees.
Amendments to the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table
)has had a minor wording change.
for further information about diagnostic imaging.