Description of Medical ServiceA proposal was received for registered podiatric surgeons to access MBS item numbers for surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. This is a limited set of item numbers currently scheduled on the MBS, and which are currently accessible only by medical practitioners. These items cover a range of conditions that reduce health related quality of life by restricting mobility, comfort, function and related comorbidities.
Description of Medical ConditionSurgical treatment of a range of foot and ankle conditions including; structural deformities, bone spurs, tendon and soft tissue pathologies, degeneration and arthrosis of the joints, and trauma-related injuries, to improve health related quality of life by relieving pain, increasing mobility and arresting further degeneration.
Reason for ApplicationAmendment to MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationConsultation Protocol (PDF 423 KB)
Consultation Protocol (Word 206 KB)
Public Summary DocumentPublic Summary Document Application 1344 - Assessment of Foot and Ankle Services by Podiatric Surgeons (foot and ankle conditions – various) (PDF 185 KB)
Public Summary Document Application 1344 - Assessment of Foot and Ankle Services by Podiatric Surgeons (foot and ankle conditions – various) (Word 136 KB)