Letter to the Department of Health regarding the MBS remote dialysis item


Date: 28 August 2018

The new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item for the provision of renal dialysis services, announced in the 2018/19 Budget, will take effect on 1 November 2018, subject to the passage of legislation.

The Department of Health invited input on the draft item descriptor and explanatory guidance/notes for the new item. The RACGP provided commentary to clarify wording and definitions to ensure that the use of the item can be flexibly applied in all circumstances.

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