From 1st November 2016, there are changes to the way skin services are billed under Medicare. The changes to skin excision and skin flap items include: streamlining 54 services into 28 new services and measuring lesions by defect size. Please refer to this education guide for help claiming skin excision or biopsy items under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). It includes claiming information and a diagram to help calculate the defect size.
Changes in Skin Excision MBS item numbers
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