4.           Areas of responsibility of the Committee

The following 74 MBS items were identified for review by the Clinical Committee. A full list of items and descriptions is provided in Appendix A.

 Therapeutic procedures: Neurological – Spinal Disorders

 40300 to 40351 (24 items)

 Therapeutic procedures: Orthopaedic – Spine

 48600 to 48694 (36 items)

 Therapeutic procedures: Orthopaedic – Treatment of Fractures

 47681 to 47717 (14 items)

 Paediatric spinal items are not included (50600 to 50644).

 Based on advice from the Working Group, these 12 items were determined to be better suited to the general review of paediatric services.