Interventional gastroenterology

MBS review targets overuse of colonoscopies

The choice of item numbers for colonoscopies will increase more than tenfold if recommendations from the MBS Review’s Gastroenterology Clinical Committee are implemented. Committee member and gastroenterologist Dr Katie Ellard said the plan to replace existing colonoscopy item numbers 32090 and 32093 with 22 item numbers would better support clinical guidelines and help contain costs. ...

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