What are the 1 November 2019 changes to MBS items

What are the 1 November 2019 changes to MBS items

From 1 November 2019 the Medical Benefits Schedule will revise many of the items for anaesthesia. Both Cutting Edge and Access Anaesthesia have been updated to apply these changes on invoices with a date of service from 1 Nov.

There are 28 amended items, 10 new items and 31 items have been deleted, affecting
  1. epidurals
  2. blood pressure monitoring
  3. age modifiers (now applies under 4y and 75y & over, with a new item 25102 for 3 years to under 4 years
  4. eye blocks
  5. transoesophageal echocardiography
Full details are available on this link

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