Description of Medical ServiceSMAs are medical appointments carried out individually in a group of consenting patients by
a GP and 2-3 other health professionals. They are led by a GP and include a Practice Nurse (PN), facilitator (diabetes educator, dietitian, psychologist etc) and a Documenter who details
medical records in real time.
Description of Medical ConditionPatients with diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), or pre-diabetes (with an accompanying chronic condition) as determined by HBA1C or other accepted measures of hyperglycaemia. T2D is an inflammatory metabolic disorder determined largely by lifestyle (and thus largely preventable), which is in epidemic proportions in western countries, including Australia.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeSingle consultation
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationFinal Protocol (PDF 428 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 297 KB)
Public Summary DocumentPublic Summary Document (PDF 95 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 97 KB)
Meetings for this Application
PASC16 April 2015
11 - 12 December 2014