Private Health Insurance classification of MBS items 1 January 2022
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The ‘Private Health Insurance classification of MBS items 1 January 2022’ spreadsheet (the ‘PHI Spreadsheet’) is derived from the MBS XML Data file ‘MBS‑XML‑220101’ released on 17 December 2021, and includes 1 January 2022 changes which include minor administrative changes, continued telehealth arrangements, indexation to the fixed Extended Medicare Safety Net cap, Bulk-billing incentive changes, new items to support the suitability assessment for COVID-19 vaccine, a new item for cardiac MRI and the extension of temporary items to support the Governments response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of changes to the MBS General Medical Services Table, Diagnostic Imaging Services Table and the Pathology Services Table will also be implemented.
PHI Spreadsheets reflect the assignment of MBS items by clinical category and procedure type set out in PHI rules, accessible on the Federal Register of Legislation.
We only update PHI Spreadsheets when MBS item changes result in changes to PHI clinical categorisations and procedure type classifications. Not all MBS XML Data File releases result in PHI Spreadsheet updates.
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For other versions of this publication, review the Private health insurance clinical category and procedure type collection, or visit the National Library's web archive.