Australian Government announces more changes to MBS items for cardiac services

Last week the government announced amendments to existing items from 1 January including lead extraction and co-claiming services with selective coronary angiography preceding percutaneous coronary intervention.

In addition, from 1 March 2022, listings will be added for left atrial appendage closure for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and who are at risk of stroke, as well as a new item number for TAVI for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis at intermediate risk for open surgical aortic valve replacement, device agnostic.

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