rheumatology
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Spinal surgery no longer available for back pain on Medicare

The Federal government has accepted recommendations to simplify and clarify MBS items for spinal surgery from the Medicare Review Taskforce. Changes to come into effect from 1 November 2018 mean MBS items can no longer be claimed for spinal fusion for treatment of uncomplicated axial chronic lower back pain. Several obsolete MBS items are being ...

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