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Collection description

This collection contains links to all the final reports, findings and recommendations agreed by the MBS Review Taskforce across all specialties as part of the MBS Review.  

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.

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce final report

Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce interim report

Obsolete items

Taskforce findings – Obsolete MBS items 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

Taskforce-endorsed report – Anaesthesia Clinical Committee

Blood Products Working Group

Taskforce findings – Blood Product Working Group

Taskforce-endorsed report – Blood product items

Cardiac Services Clinical Committee

Taskforce-endorsed report – Cardiac Services Clinical Committee

Cleft Dental Services – Category 7 Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Cleft Dental Services Working Group report

Taskforce-endorsed report – Cleft Dental Services MBS items

Colorectal Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Colorectal Surgery Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Colorectal Surgery MBS items

Consumer Panel Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Consumer Panel report

Taskforce final report – Consumer Panel

Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Committee report

Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee Low Back Pain report

Taskforce findings – Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee Bone Densitometry report

Taskforce findings – Diagnostic Clinical Committee PE/DVT report

Taskforce findings – Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee Knee Imaging report

Taskforce final report – Breast Imaging

Taskforce final report – MBS items for Nuclear Medicine

Taskforce final report – Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee

Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Diagnostic Medicine Clinical Committee

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery Clinical Committee report

Eating Disorders Working Group

Taskforce-endorsed report – Eating Disorder Working Group

Endocrinology Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Endocrinology Clinical Committee report

Gastroenterology Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Gastroenterology Clinical Committee report

General Surgery

Taskforce final report – General Surgery items

Gynaecology Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Gynaecology MBS items

Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Clinical Committee report

Neurosurgery and Neurology Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Neurosurgery and Neurology MBS items

Obstetrics Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Obstetrics Clinical Committee report

Oncology Clinical Committee

Taskforce-endorsed report – Oncology Clinical Committee

Ophthalmology Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Ophthalmology Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Ophthalmology MBS items

Optometry Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Optometry Clinical Committee report

Taskforce-endorsed report – Optometry Clinical Committee

Orthopaedic Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Orthopaedic MBS items

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery MBS items

Paediatric Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Paediatric Surgery Advisory Group report

Taskforce final report – Paediatric Surgery MBS items

Pain Management Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Pain Management MBS items

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery items

Principles and Rules Committee

Taskforce findings – Principles and Rules report

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.

Taskforce final report – Primary Care

Taskforce recommendations – Primary Care

Primary Care – clinical committee and reference groups reports

The reports below contain the taskforce’s responses to individual Primary Care reports.

Taskforce findings – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Reference Group report

Taskforce findings – Allied Health Reference Group report

Taskforce findings – General Practice and Primary Care Clinical Committee report

Taskforce findings – Mental Health Reference Group report

Taskforce findings – Nurse Practitioner Reference Group report

Taskforce findings – Participating Midwives Reference Group report

Psychiatry Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Psychiatry Clinical Committee report

Taskforce-endorsed report – Psychiatry Clinical Committee

Renal Medicine Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Renal Medicine Clinical Committee report

Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Specialist and Consultant Physician Consultation Clinical Committee

Spinal Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Spinal Surgery Clinical Committee report

Telehealth

Taskforce recommendations – Telehealth

Thoracic Medicine Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Thoracic Medicine Clinical Committee report

Thoracic Surgery Clinical Committee

Taskforce final report – Thoracic Surgery MBS items

Urgent After-Hours Primary Care Services funded by the MBS

Taskforce findings – Urgent after-hours primary care services funded through the MBS

Taskforce final report – Urgent after-hours primary care services funded through the MBS

Urology

Taskforce final report – Urology Clinical Committee

Vascular Clinical Committee

Taskforce findings – Vascular Clinical Committee report

Taskforce final report – Vascular Services items

Wound Management Working Group

Taskforce findings – Wound Management Working Group report

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Last updated: 
29 July 2021
Publication type: 
Collection
Audience: 
Health sector