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An MBS for the 21st century – recommendations, learnings and ideas for the future

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Publication date: 
14 December 2020
Last updated: 
6 October 2021
Publication type: 
Report
Intended audience: 
Health sector
Description: 

The MBS Review Taskforce recommends implementing all MBS review recommendations made to date, and makes further key recommendations centred on: 

  • embedding a consumer-centric focus in the MBS and in any future changes
  • improving monitoring, so data and research can be used to support practitioners in delivering care and underpin future changes to the MBS
  • rebalancing healthcare financing from near-exclusive reliance on ‘fee-for-service’ to complementing with ‘block’ and ‘blended’ payments in order to support more clinically appropriate modes of patient care
  • reviewing continuously to assure the patient and community that safe, high-quality and high-value care is provided by the MBS.

We have published all the taskforce's reports to government in our collection: MBS Review – Final taskforce reports, findings and recommendations.

These documents show the almost 1,400 recommendations that the taskforce provided to the Australian Government for its consideration and response.