gastroenterology
Cancer

Endoscopists oppose removal of MBS colonoscopy ‘exception’ item

Removal of the MBS colonoscopy  ‘exception’ item (32228) for clinically indicated colonoscopy not covered by other item numbers would reduce detection of some cancers and pre-cancerous lesions, according to Queensland gastroenterologists. In a research letter to the MJA they say that findings from their private practice in Brisbane suggest that about one in five ‘exception’ ...

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