Expanded patient access to Transcatheter occlusion for the Left Atrial Appendage

This page provides information on the 1 March 2022 changes to MBS item 38276

Page last updated: 24 December 2021

From 1 March 2022, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item 38276 will be amended to expand patient access to Left Atrial Appendage closure procedure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation for stroke prevention.

Patients with an absolute and permanent contraindication to oral anticoagulation therapy documented by a medical practitioner who has not been involved in the decision to provide the surgical procedure will now be eligible for Medicare rebates.

PDF version factsheet - MBS item 38276 - 1 March 2022 (PDF 519 KB)

Word version factsheet - MBS item 38276 - 1 March 2022 (Word 508 KB)

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