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Submission to the MBS Review - Report from the Blood Products Working Group


Summary

Date: 27 June 2018

The RACGP has provided a submission to the MBS Review on the report from the Blood Products Working Group.

The submission:

  • provides feedback on the Working Group’s recommendation to delete item 13706 for transfusion of blood (Recommendation 1)
  • seeks clarification on the Working Group’s definition of multidisciplinary teams within item 13760 for in vitro processing and cryopreservation of bone marrow or peripheral blood (Recommendation 3)
  • asks the Working Group about its consideration of new MBS items for procedural services, including those previously recommended by the RACGP to the MBS Review Taskforce.