Vascular Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Vascular Clinical Committee - MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 02 August 2018

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 287 MBS Items

MBS Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
Group D1 – Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations

Subgroup 5 – Vascular
11600 – 11627 (10 items)

MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
T8 – Surgical Operations

  • Subgroup 3 – Vascular
    Varicose Veins
    32500 – 32526 (12 items)
    Bypass or Anastomosis for Occlusive Arterial Disease
    32700 – 32769 (24 items)
    Bypass, replacement, ligation of aneurysms
    33050 – 33181 (34 items)
    Endarterectomy and Arterial Patch
    33506 – 33554 (18 items)
    Embolectomy, Thrombectomy and Vascular Trauma
    33800 – 33848 (18 items)
    Ligation, Excision, Elective Repair, Decompression of Vessels
    34100 – 34175 (26 items)
    Operations for Vascular Access
    34500 – 34540 (18 items)
    Complex Venous Operations
    34800 – 34833 (12 items)
    Sympathectomy
    35000 – 35012 (5 items)
    Debridement and Amputations for Vascular Disease
    35100 – 35103 (2 items)
    Miscellaneous Vascular procedures
    35200 – 35202 (2 items)
    Endovascular interventional procedures
    35300 – 35363 (19 items)
    Interventional radiology procedures
    35404 – 35412 (5 items)

MBS Category 5 – Diagnostic Imaging Services
Group I1 – Ultrasound

  • Subgroup 3 – Vascular
    55220 – 55296 (24 items)
Group I3 – Diagnostic Radiology

  • Subgroup 13 – Angiography by Digital Subtraction Technique
    60000 – 60079 (54 items)
  • Subgroup 16 – Preparation for Radiological Procedure

    60918 – 60927 (2 items)
  • Subgroup 17 – Interventional Techniques

    61109 – 61110 (2 items)

Membership

  • Dr Peter Subramaniam (Co-Chair) – Director and Reporting Surgeon, Adelaide Vascular
  • Dr Ron Meikle (Co-Chair) – Retired interventional radiologist, former President of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Association
  • Associate Professor Peter Thursby – Clinical Lecturer, Surgery, Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney
  • Dr Tom Snow – Interventional radiologist, Queensland Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dr Nick Brown – Interventional radiologist; Honorary Research Fellow, The Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Queensland
  • Dr Stephen May – Senior Consultant VMO Physician Nephrologist, Tamworth Base Hospital NSW; Medical Director, Renal Unit – NEAHS; Medical Director, Diabetic Clinical – NEAHS
  • Dr Andrew Kellie – Principal General Practitioner, East Adelaide Healthcare; Medicare Director/Owner OPIS Healthcare; Medical Advisor/Owner Firma Skin
  • Dr David Jenkins – Phlebologist, Engadine Thence Burwood, NSW; Chair and Director of Training, NSW Faculty, Australasian College of Phlebology
  • Dr Noel Atkinson – Vascular Surgeon, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Ms Wendy McInnes – Vascular Nurse Practitioner, Division of Medicine NALHN, The Lyell McEwin Hospital; Adjunct Clinical Lecturer, University of South Australia, Division of Health Sciences
  • Ms Eileen Jerga – Consumer representative
  • Ms Kerri Cassidy – Consumer representative
  • Dr Bev Rowbotham – Taskforce ex officio member
  • Professor Michael Besser – Taskforce ex officio member

Meeting dates

  • 3 May 2018