Urine microscopy changes in the MBS for health professionals

23 October 2018

From 1 November 2018 there will be changes to item 73805 for urine microscopy.

From 1 November 2018, you can only bill item 73805 if you examined the patient’s urine under a microscope. You can’t bill item 73805 if you used a catalase test.

Don’t forget that attendance items cover urine dipstick testing, so you can’t bill it under item 73805 either.

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Page last updated: 5 November 2018