Description of Medical ServiceCapsule endoscopy is currently listed on the MBS for investigation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (Item 11820) and small bowel surveillance of a patient diagnosed with Peutz Jeghers syndrome (Item 11823)
Description of Medical ConditionCapsule Endoscopy is used to investigate an episode of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, using a capsule endoscopy device. The patient may present with recurrent or persistent bleeding; and is anaemic or has active bleeding; and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and a colonoscopy have been performed on the patient and have not identified the cause of the bleeding.
Reason for ApplicationAmendment to MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
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