New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule listings to commence 1 May 2017

New and amended Medicare Benefits Schedule listings to commence 1 May 2017

From 1 May 2017, practitioners will be able to claim the items for Mohs surgery (31000-31002) with item 31340 for the excision of muscle, bone or cartilage. This change recognises that surgeons performing Mohs surgery may also on occasion need to excise muscle, bone or cartilage.

Please note that this change is still subject to the passage of relevant regulations. Should you have any queries regarding this, please contact Mary Warner, Director of Specialist Services Section on 02 6289 7315 or mary.warner@health.gov.au