Summary of Changes for April 2019

This page contains information on changes to the MBS that occurred during April 2019.

Page last updated: 23 November 2020

Summary of Item Changes

New items
115 177 699

Amended item

New notes
AN.3.1 AN.7.29 AN.14.2

Amended notes
GN.6.16 GN.10.26

New item for an unplanned attendance unrelated to a planned surgical procedure on the same day
A new item for an unplanned attendance, after the first attendance in a single course of treatment, when a unrelated planned surgical procedure is to be performed on the same day and it is considered a clinical risk to defer the consultation to a later date

Heart Health Assessment
Item 177 and 699 will support patients with cardiovascular disease, or patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, to access the heart health assessment through a doctor in general practice.

The items will fund a heart health assessment, lasting at least 20 minutes, by a general practitioner (699) or a medical practitioner working in general practice (177). The new items will provide patients a comprehensive assessment of their cardiovascular health, identification of any physical or lifestyle-related risks to their cardiovascular health, and a comprehensive preventive health care plan to improve their cardiovascular health.

73341 to be a Pathologist determinable item
Item 73341 has been added to the pathologist determinable items determination.