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1 May 2020 Changes to Breast Biopsy Services

Posted: 9th of April, 2020

From 1 May 2020, the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for breast biopsy services will change to reflect contemporary clinical practice.

The changes were recommended by the MBS Review Taskforce and supported by Government in the 2019-20 Budget, these include:

  • an increase to the schedule fee for mechanical breast biopsy (item 31548)
  • the removal of bore-enbloc stereotactic biopsy services (items 31539, 31542 and 31545)

A factsheet about the changes to breast biopsy services is now available on MBS Online http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-BreastBiopsy

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Hart on (02) 6289 5364 or via email SurgicalServices@health.gov.au

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