Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates

Page last updated: 09 April 2019

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Total - 288 MBS items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
T1 – Miscellaneous Therapeutic Procedures
  • Subgroup 13 - Miscellaneous Other
    14201 -14202 (2 items)
T8 – Surgical Procedures
  • Subgroup 1 - General
    30003 – 31566 (35 items)
  • Subgroup 13 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    45006 – 45996 (234 items)
  • Subgroup 15 - Orthopaedic
    47000 – 47789 (17 items)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Working Group)
Total – 225
Category 4 – Oral and Maxillofacial
    • 51700 - 53706

Membership

  • Dr Nicola Dean (Chair) - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in private/public practice in Adelaide, Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Services at Flinders Medical Centre, Honorary Secretary of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member of MBS Review Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group
  • A/Prof Hugh Bartholomeusz - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in private/veterans affairs practice, Former Head of the Plastic Surgery Unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Former President of the Council of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Dr Heather Cleland - Director of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Director of Victorian Adult Burns Service, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
  • A/Prof Elisabeth Elder - Specialist Breast Surgeon in private/public practice in Sydney, Clinical Associate Professor at University of Sydney, Chair of the Oncoplastic Committee, BreastSurgANZ, Consultant Surgeon at Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Council Member of Breast Surgeons International, Chair of MBS Review Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group
  • Dr Matthew Hawthorne - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in private/public practice in Brisbane, Chair of the Accreditation Committee for the Australia and New Zealand OMS training programs
  • Ms Chris Horsell - Board Director, Reclaim Your Curves; Member of MBS Review Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group
  • Dr Dan Kennedy - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in private/public practice in Brisbane, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Mater Adults Hospital, Honorary Treasurer of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member of the Australiasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Member of MBS Review Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group
  • Dr Tim Manners – General Practitioner, Kings Park Clinic, Flinders Medical Centre
  • Mr Mark Moore - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in private/public practice in Adelaide ; Medical Unit Head, Australian Craniofacial Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
  • Ms Jill Rowbotham – Former Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) State Development Manager (NSW)
  • Dr Paul Sambrook - Head of Discipline Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Adelaide; Head of Unit Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and South Australian Dental Service, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Vice President of the International Board for the Certificate of Specialists in OMS, Former President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Director of Training for oral and maxillofacial surgery for South Australia
  • Dr Patricia Terrill - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon private/public practice in Melbourne, Head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Unit at Peninsula Health (Frankston Hospital)
  • Mr Tut Gordon Tut - Solicitor, Victoria Legal Aid
  • Dr John Vandervord - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in private/public practice in Sydney, Specialist in Maxillofacial Burns and Paediatric Surgery
  • Prof Michael Besser – Consultant Emeritus Neurosurgeon, Sydney; Lecturer in neuroanatomy at University of Sydney; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce

Meeting dates

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee
  • 1 June 2018
  • 19 June 2018
  • 27 July 2018
  • 14 August 2018
  • 31 August 2018
  • 20 March 2019