New changes to MBS item numbers for ECGs
From 1 August 2020, patient rebates for ECG services provided by GPs no longer include reporting, with available rebates restricted to item number 11707 (currently 11702) for tracing only, reimbursed at $19.
GPs will be able to request – but not access – the following items that will need to be accompanied by a referral for a specialist or consultant physician:
- 11704 (currently 11700, 12-lead electrocardiography, tracing and report)
- 11705 (currently 11701, 12-lead electrocardiography, report only where the tracing has been forwarded to a specialist or consultant physician, not in association with a consultation on the same occasion)
- 11714 (12-lead electrocardiography, performing a trace and interpretation)
For more information visit http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-CardiacServices1Aug20
Last Reviewed: 04/08/2020