1344.1 - Assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons (Resubmission)

Page last updated: 16 June 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

A 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 Condition

Surgical 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 Application

Amendment to MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number


Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

As per Application 1344

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 172 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 80 KB)

Meetings for this Application


12 - 13 December 2013


12 - 13 February 2015
10 - 11 February 2016


1 - 2 April 2015