Submissions (February 2021)

Date Description Download
11/02/2021 Application for inclusion of registered acupuncturists into MBS
FCMA requests a review of existing Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) acupuncture services and seeks for inclusion of Registered Acupuncturists (acupuncturists registered under the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, [CMBA]) into the MBS. This is not a request for a new service but is simply a request to allow registered acupuncturists access to the existing MBS acupuncture items currently available only to those medical practitioners endorsed by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to practice acupuncture (‘Endorsed Acupuncturist’ or ‘qualified medical acupuncturist’). Alternatively, new item numbers could be created to achieve the same result.
FCMA submission to MSAC 10 Feb 2021