MBS Review Advisory Committee Surgical Assistants – Final report
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The MBS Review Advisory Committee (MRAC) established the Surgical Assistant Working Group (SAWG) to consider 2 issues:
- whether medical surgical assistants are charging patients excessive fees and, if so, what could be done to address the situation
- whether patients should receive a Medicare rebate when a surgeon chooses to use an appropriately experienced and qualified non-medical surgical assistant.