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March 2021 changes to MBS items for respiratory and sleep studies

From 01 March 2021, there will be a number of minor changes to some MBS items for respiratory and sleep studies.

  • MBS Explanatory Note DN.1.17 (items 12203 and 12250) – this note will be amended to reduce the recommended scoring criteria for the ‘STOP-BANG’ screening tool from 4 to 3.
  • Items 30696, 30710, 41889, 41892, 41895, 41898, 41901, 41905 – these eight interventional procedural items will be relocated from subgroups 1 and 8 of group T8 to subgroup 6 of group T8 on the MBS. The items will be deleted and replaced by new item numbers 38416, 38417, 38419, 38420, 38422, 38423, 38425 and 38426.

A factsheet on these MBS changes, and the updated item descriptors and Explanatory Notes can be downloaded below. This information will also be published on the ‘Factsheets’ tab on the MBS online website.

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