Helpful MBS item number quick guides 2019
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Helpful MBS item number quick guides 2019

The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Online is an extensive listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian government. To help save you time, we’ve put together a list of three popular resources, cheat sheets and guides to help you identify common item numbers during the medicare billing process.

Australian Doctor’s MBS Quick Guide

The Australian Doctor regularly publishes a handy ‘MBS Quick Guide’ outlining the most important MBS items for general practice. The April 2019 edition of the MBS Quick Guide also includes the new Heart Health Assessment check. The guide is particularly easy to digest, print and keep on your desk as a quick reference tool.

South Western Sydney PHN Guide to Frequently Used MBS Item Numbers

South Western Sydney PHN is a not-for-profit health organisation dedicated to supporting general practitioners, practice nurses and other primary health providers.

Servicing seven local government areas of Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee, South Western Sydney PHN is one of 31 primary health networks across Australia aiming to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health services delivered in our region.

South Western Sydney PHN’s Frequently Used Desktop Guide to MBS Item Numbers for VR GP Services, offers a more comprehensive guide to frequently used item numbers. It also offers a range of practical flowcharts to help diabetes, aged care, and indigenous health assessments, as well as team care arrangements and mental health plans.

Australian Department of Health

The Australian Department of Health ‘MBS Online’ portal offers a range of online resources and factsheets to help understand MBS item numbers and processing. These include the July 2019 MBS Schedule, as well as an extensive calendar to help you stay on top of the next update.

You can also access a wide range of MBS guides, news and common Q&As on the MBS Online News page.