MBS Review Taskforce Consultation


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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


16 November 2015

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons affirms:

  • The aims of the MBS review and is willing to assist the government through the Clinical Working groups.
  • That MBS Item numbers need to reflect how medical conditions are treated today and that cost/price should be based on effectiveness and value for the money spent.
  • That sustainability of the healthcare system and the judicious use of resources is an important consideration in the use of low clinical value and inappropriate procedures.
  • That the review should be centered on delivering an evidence based system that adequately reflects the complexity of the surgery performed and remuneration which is also indicative of that complexity.
  • The importance of the review working groups utilising the expertise of the relevant specialties and/or sub-specialties in the review of MBS items.
  • That whilst there is room for improvement and updating in the MBS, the vast majority of surgical procedures conducted by surgeons in Australia are performed appropriately.

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