Medicare benefits
schedule review
of hearing items

DECEMBER 20, 2019

The MBS is a list of health professional services subsidised by the Australian Government including consultations, diagnostic tests and operations related to hearing.

Established in 2015, the MBS Review Taskforce (the Taskforce) is considering how MBS items can be better aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice, and improve health outcomes for patients. In 2019, HCIA responded to Taskforce recommendations concerning hearing items. Subsequently, HCIA has been invited to participate in an implementation working group.