The Electrocardiogram (ECG) Review Committee was established in March 2021 to review the plain ECG items introduced on 1 August 2020, following recommendations from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce.
The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Committee was established in March 2021 to review electrocardiogram (ECG) items introduced on 1 August 2020, following recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce.
Nominations for the Electrocardiogram (ECG) Review Committee have now closed. Nominations are currently being reviewed and nominees will be notified of the outcome of their nomination as soon as possible.
Clinicians, academics and consumers are invited to express their interest in participating in the MBS ECG Review Committee, which will review changes to MBS ECG items introduced on 1 August 2020 following implementation of recommendations from the MBS Review Taskforce.
New Medicare data shows nearly 9 out of 10 Australians visit their GPs without paying a cent with GP bulk billing rates at a record 86 per cent in the 9 months from July 2018 to March 2019.
The Australian Government is providing $187 million to increase patient rebates for 176 General Practitioners (GP) service items on the Medicare Benefit Schedule (MBS). These services include health assessments, chronic disease management plans, and mental health services provided by GPs.
Australians at risk from influenza are encouraged to obtain free vaccination, with more than six million doses of the latest influenza vaccines available under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in 2019.
The Australian Government has issued a statement of support for the Australian Advisory Board on Technology and Healthcare Competitiveness.
A new report on general practice in Australia, released today by the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise