Factsheets for 2023

Links for 2023 factsheets

Page last updated: 26 March 2024

November 2023

Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery MBS changes commencing 1 November 2023

Plastics and reconstructive surgery MBS changes commencing 1 November 2023

New and amended items for leadless permanent cardiac pacemaker

Expanding patient access to Cleft Dental Services

Bulk Billing in General Practice from 1 November 2023

Introduction of new Level E consultation items lasting 60 minutes or more

Other Medical Practitioner and General Practitioner Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items administrative changes

Diagnostic Imaging Services Table - Changes to musculoskeletal ultrasound supervision requirements

Nuclear medicine item 61485 - One-off schedule fee increase

Introduction of 6 minute minimum time for MBS Level B GP consultations

1 November 2023 pathology MBS changes

September 2023

Changes to MBS item 72814 for Programmed Cell Death Ligand (PD-L1) testing from 1 September 2023

Verbal assignment of benefit arrangements for telehealth services

August 2023

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) items - complete service advice

July 2023

Extension of MBS Item 32221 for removal or revision of an artificial bowel sphincter

Orthopaedic surgery – minor amendment to item 49706

Plastic and reconstructive surgery MBS changes

Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) for chronic graft versus host disease (sGVHD)

Diagnostic Imaging Services Table – Changes commencing from 1 July 2023

Therapeutic nuclear medicine MBS changes

Amendment to existing skin excision and skin flap items

Mental Health Case Conferencing

1 July 2023 pathology MBS changes

17p chromosomal deletion testing for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma – MBS item 73343

Heart health assessment items

April 2023

Full versus Partial Medicare-eligible MRI machines in the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table

March 2023

Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery MBS changes

Diagnostic Imaging Services Table - New MBS item for whole body MRI scan

Thoracic surgery MBS changes

Complex neurodevelopmental disorder and eligible disability changes to MBS items

Changes to clinically suspected melanoma items to include indexation

Family and Carer Participation under the Better Access Initiative

February 2023

Medicare Support for COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 2023

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for myocarditis associated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccination - item continuation

Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) caps on new ultrasound items

Medicare Safety Net Arrangements – 1 January 2023

Extension of temporary pathology items for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and other respiratory pathogens

Assessment for a COVID-19 oral anti-viral medication

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