New MBS items for a heart health assessment

8 April 2019

Please note the new MBS items for heart health assessment services.

New MBS items for heart health assessment services were introduced on 1 April 2019.

The 2 new items are:

  • item 177 – for non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners
  • item 699 – for general practitioners.

These items are for services for your patients who have or are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

You can perform a heart health assessment for your patient once in a 12 month period.

You’ll need to wait 12 months to perform a heart health assessment for your patient if they’ve had health assessments under items 701-715 or 224-228.

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Page last updated: 11 April 2019