The Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 4) 2022 (the Amendment Rules) make consequential changes to the Private Health Insurance Rules to reflect changes to Medical Benefit Schedule (MBS) commencing 1 April 2022.
Further information on changes to the MBS for 1 April 2022, including fact sheets and quick reference guides is available at MBS Online.
The Amendment Rules were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 31 March 2022 and commence on 1 April 2022.
The amendments add items 61644 and 73304 to:
- Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011 (the Benefit Requirements Rules)
- Schedule 3 Type C procedures.
For a further new MBS item, 73303, no changes are required to the Benefit Requirements Rules.
As all of these MBS items are in the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table (DIST) and Pathology Services Table (PST) they are automatically categorised as Support treatments.
Further details on the Amendment Rules are included in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Amendment Rules available on the Federal Register of Legislation or by searching ‘Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Rules (No. 4) 2022’.
Information and spreadsheets for MBS items assigned to a clinical category or procedure type are available at Private health insurance clinical category and procedure type.