1344.2 - Assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons (Resubmission)

Page last updated: 17 January 2020

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

Therapeutic

Previous Application Numbers

1344
1344.1

Associated Documentation

Application Form

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Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 560 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 70 KB)

PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report

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Public Summary Document

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Meetings for this Application

PASC

N/A

ESC

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MSAC

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