Electrocardiogram (ECG) post-implementation review

Learn about how the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Advisory Committee (MRAC) is reviewing the 1 August 2020 changes to ECG MBS items.

About the review

In 2022 the former Minister for Health referred this review to the MRAC. The review will look at the 1 August 2020 changes to ECG MBS items.

The MBS Review Taskforce recommended these changes to:

  • promote high value care
  • address inadvertent misuse of MBS items.

Read more about the August 2020 changes to ECG MBS items.

Who we work with

The MRAC established a working group to lead this review and report back to the full committee on its findings.

See the members page for the list of current working group members.

Why the review is important

When we make changes to MBS items the MRAC will do a review about 24 months after to analyse the impact of these changes. This is called a post-implementation review. 

Post-implementation reviews provide an opportunity to see whether the item changes:

  • achieve their intended outcomes
  • have any impacts to patients access and health outcomes.

Status

The MRAC ran a 4-week targeted consultation to get stakeholder feedback on the ECG post-implementation review draft report.

They will then consider the feedback from the consultation to help inform the development of a final report. Later in 2024 the report will be available for public consultation.

Activities to date

DateActivity
December 2022The MRAC agreed to establish a working group to lead the review
April 2023The working group was established to undertake the review
July 2023The working group held its first meeting
September 2023The working group held its second meeting
January 2024The MRAC endorsed the working group draft findings report for a targeted consultation process 
5 February to 4 March 2024The MRAC ran a 4-week targeted consultation on the ECG post-implementation review draft report 

Contact

Electrocardiogram (ECG) post-implementation review contact

Contact us with questions about the electrocardiogram (ECG) post-implementation review.
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