Upper and Lower Limb Working Group of the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Upper and Lower Limb Working Group - MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 14 October 2016

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 73 MBS Items
  • Category 5 Diagnostic Imaging Services
    • Group I1 Ultrasound
      Subgroup 6 Musculoskeletal
      55800 – 55811 (12 items)
      55816 – 55827, 55832- 55843 (24 items)
    • Group I2 – Computed Tomography
      Extremities
      56619, 56625, 56659, 56665 (4 items)
    • Group I3 Diagnostic Radiology
      Subgroup 1 – Radiographic Examination of Extremities
      57506, 57509, 57512, 57515, 57518, 57521, 57524, 57527, 57529, 57530, 57532, 57533, 57535, 57536, 57538, 57539 (16 items)
      Subgroup 2 Radiographic Examination of Shoulder or Pelvis
      57712, 57714, 57721, 57723 (4 items)
      Subgroup 5 – Bone Age Study and Skeletal Surveys
      58300, 58302 (2 items)
      Subgroup 12 – Radiographic Examination with Opaque or Contrast Media
      59739 – 59740, 59751-59752 (4 items)
    • Group I5 – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
      Subgroup 12 – Scan of musculoskeletal System – For Specified Conditions
      63331, 63337, 63340, 63341, 63345, 63347, 63348 (7 items)

Membership

  • Professor Kenneth Thomson (Chair) - Program Director, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Alfred Hospital
  • Dr William MacDonald - Executive Director, Imaging West; Head, Nuclear Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital; President, Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists
  • Dr Richard Ussher - Director of Training, Radiology, Ballarat Health Services; Director, Grampians BreastScreen
  • Dr Benjamin Ewald - General Practitioner, private practice
    Senior Lecturer, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Newcastle
  • Dr Ian Harris
  • Professor David Hunter - Rheumatologist
    Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
    Chair, Institute of Bone and Joint Research
  • Associate Professor David Connell - Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University
    Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
  • Dr Greg Cowderoy - Director, Radiology, Brisbane Private Hospital
    Vice President, Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group

Meeting dates

  • 25 July 2016
  • 22 August 2016