[Podcast] Changes to Medicare item numbers for melanoma

Do you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice? In this podcast, Paul Elmslie (Founder & CEO, HealthCert Education and National Skin Cancer Centres) speaks with Matt Woollard (COO, National Skin Cancer Centres) about the recent changes to Medicare item numbers for clinically suspected melanoma.

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For further information on this topic, you may be interested to learn more about the HealthCert Professional Diploma program in Skin Cancer Medicine.

New Medicare item numbers have been introduced for the surgical excision and repair of clinically suspected melanoma. In this podcast, Matt Woollard provides a comprehensive update on the new item numbers that came into effect on 1 November 2022.

Seven new MBS items have been created for initial excision of clinically suspected melanoma and amendments have been made to the item descriptors for the existing definitive excision items to resolve confusion around the claiming of melanoma excision services.

These changes are relevant for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, general surgeons, skin cancer doctors and general practitioners practising in Australia.

Download the updated skin cancer billing guide.

Hear all this and much more in the full podcast above.

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