MBS Review – Final taskforce reports, findings and recommendations
This collection contains all the final reports, findings and recommendations from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce to the Australian Government.
These documents contain almost 1,400 recommendations that the taskforce provided to the Australian Government for its consideration and response.
Taskforce recommendations are expressed in the following formats:
Taskforce final reports are available for most specialties. These provide detailed recommendations and rationales.
Taskforce-endorsed reports contain recommendations and agreed rationales, when the taskforce endorsed clinical committee reports (for example, Anaesthesia).
Taskforce findings are provided for most specialties. These provide a summary of the recommendations agreed by the taskforce.
Taskforce recommendations were provided for Primary Care and Telehealth. These list taskforce recommendations, as well as varying degrees of supporting information (including rationale).
Overarching taskforce reports
The final MBS Review Taskforce report outlines its approach and key achievements.
The interim report provides highlights on key areas identified at the time of the report.
Taskforce recommendations by clinical area
The following sections contain the taskforce’s responses to reports provided to it by clinical committees, listed here in alphabetical order. They contain the recommendations the taskforce put to the Australian Government.
Anaesthesia Clinical Committee
Blood Products Working Group
Cardiac Services Clinical Committee
Cleft Dental Services – Category 7 Clinical Committee
Colorectal Surgery Clinical Committee
Consumer Panel Clinical Committee
Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Committee
Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee
Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery Clinical Committee
Eating Disorders Working Group
Endocrinology Clinical Committee
Gastroenterology Clinical Committee
Gynaecology Clinical Committee
Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Clinical Committee
Neurosurgery and Neurology Clinical Committee
Obstetrics Clinical Committee
Oncology Clinical Committee
Ophthalmology Clinical Committee
Optometry Clinical Committee
Orthopaedic Clinical Committee
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Clinical Committee
Paediatric Surgery Clinical Committee
Pain Management Clinical Committee
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee
Principles and Rules Committee
Primary Care – overarching reports
Read more about the MBS Review's Primary Care process. The reports below contain the taskforce’s consolidated findings on Primary Care.
Primary Care – clinical committee and reference groups reports
The reports below contain the taskforce’s responses to individual Primary Care reports.
Psychiatry Clinical Committee
Renal Medicine Clinical Committee
Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee
Spinal Surgery Clinical Committee
Thoracic Medicine Clinical Committee
Thoracic Surgery Clinical Committee
Urgent After-Hours Primary Care Services funded by the MBS
Vascular Clinical Committee
Wound Management Working Group
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