Spinal surgery changes in the MBS for health professionals

23 October 2018

New items for spinal surgery will replace old MBS items from 1 November 2018.

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) spinal surgery items are changing from 1 November 2018. If you perform spinal surgery under Medicare, you need to know about these changes.

Your spinal surgery clinical committee worked closely with the Department of Health to create new items for spinal surgeries. The committee was clinician-led and part of the MBS Review Taskforce.

The new spinal items better reflect current clinical practice, creating a more consistent approach across the sector.

Make sure you bill the services you perform from 1 November 2018 using items from the updated schedule.

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Page last updated: 5 November 2018