Evaluation of the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program and the Visiting Optometrists Scheme

Appendix G: Definitions of broad category of MBS services used for MSOAP/VOS evaluation analysis

Page last updated: 28 February 2012

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General practitioner services

GP/VRGP non-referred attendances includes Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24–26, 33, 35–40, 43, 44, 47–51, 193–195, 601–602, Group A18 and Group A22.

General practitioner-related services

In addition to the above codes listed against GP service, the enhanced primary care items (700–779, 900, 903 and 2710, 2712 and 2713), other non-referred attendance items ( 1, 2, 5–12, 15-18, 21, 22, 27-32, 34, 41, 42, 45, 46, 52-84, 86, 87, 89–93, 95, 98, 101, 160–173, 444–449, 697–698, 980, 996–998, Group A19, Group A20 subgroup 2, Group A23 and item 17600) and practice nurse items (10993, 10994, 10995, 10996, 10997, 10998, 10999, 10988 and 10989).

Pathology

Pathology comprises Part 7 and Category 6 of the Schedule, including Items 74990 and 74991.

Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging comprises ultrasound (Items 791, 793, 794, 910, 911, 913, 990–993, 995 and 999 and Group I1), CT (Part 7A and items 2960-2971 and Group I2) Radiology (Part 8 and Items 9341–9344 and Group I3), MRI (Items 2980 and 2981 and Group I5), Nuclear Medicine Imaging (Items 8712, 8713, 8716, 8717, 8720, 8721, 8723, 8724, 8727–8840, 8851–8874 and Group I4) and Item 9066, and Group I6 (Items 64990 and 64991).

Specialists

Specialist attendances includes Items 85, 88, 94, 100, 102–152, 154–159, 177, 189, 300–338, 342–370, 385-388, 410–417, 501–536, 820–866, 887–893, 10801 to 10816 and 17603, but excludes items related to consultant psychiatrists and telepsychiatry (see below).

Consultant psychiatrist

Group A8, items 855 957 858 861 864 866

Telepsychiatry

Items 353 to 370

Obstetrics

Obstetrics includes Part 2 and Group T4 of the Schedule and Item 9011.

Operations

Operations comprises Part 10 and Group T8 of the Schedule and Items 9401–9409, 9415–9435, 9440–9449, 9458, 9476–9850

Assistance at operations

Part 9 and Group T9) and Categories 2, 4 and 7, Groups T1–T3, Group T11, Items 10990, 10991 and 10992.

Anaesthetics

Parts 3 (excluding Items 82, 85, 101, 102), 4 and 5, Groups T5, T6 (excluding Items 17600 and 17603), T7, T10 and Items 9021 to 9060

Radiation and other  Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

Other comprises miscellaneous (Part 6–other than ultrasound), radiotherapy and therapeutic nuclear medicine.

Other Allied health

Allied health items in MBS Groups M2 to M4 and Groups M6 to M9.

Optometrical services

Optometry comprises Items 180 to 186, inclusive, and Group A10 of the Schedule.

Dental

Data on oral and maxillofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate and other dental services have been included (Part 9 and Group T9).