Almost a decade after vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures was removed from the MBS amid questions about its benefits, it is set to be returned for a select group of patients. The Medicare Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended the controversial procedure be funded for severely painful thoracolumbar osteoporotic fractures of three weeks’ duration or less, ...
Vertebroplasty to be re-listed on the MBS after a decade of dispute
By Megan Howe
28 Oct 2020