Gynaecology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Gynaecology Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 19 March 2019

MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Working Groups

MBS item range

Total – 141 MBS Items
Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations

  • Group D1 – Miscellaneous diagnostic procedures and investigations
    • Subgroup 8 – Genito/urinary physiological investigations
      11900 – 11921 (9 items)

Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • Group T1 – Miscellaneous therapeutic procedures
    • Subgroup 3 – Assisted reproductive services
      13200 – 13292 (14 items)
  • Group T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 4 - Gynaecological
      35500 - 35759 (106 items)
    • Subgroup 5 – Urological
      37043 and 37044 (2 items)

Membership

  • Professor Michael Permezel (Chair) – Consultant Obstetrician, Mercy Hospital for Women Melbourne; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne; Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Private Practice
  • Dr Vijay Roach – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Royal North Shore Hospital; Vice-President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Private Practice
  • Associate Professor Stephen Robson* – Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Canberra Hospital; Immediate Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Associate Professor, Australian National University; Secretary, Australian Medical Association (ACT); Private Practice
  • Associate Professor Malcolm Frazer (UGWG – Chair) – Private Practice; Sub-specialty Urogynaecologist; Clinical Lead Urogynaecology, Gold Coast Health District, Queensland; Associate Professor, Griffith University School of Medicine and Bond University Medical School; Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Dr Wendy Burton – General Practitioner, Private Practice; Chair, Antenatal/Postnatal Special Interest Group, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; Maternity Lead, Brisbane South Primary Healthcare Network; Chair, Mater Mother’s Hospital Shared Antenatal Care Alignment; Member, State-wide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network Steering Committee (Qld)
  • Dr Cara Frame – General Practitioner, Private Practice; Antenatal Share Care Provider
  • Ms Julie Hamblin – Lawyer, HWL Ebsworth
  • Professor Elizabeth Sullivan – Perinatal Epidemiologist; Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) & Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney; Council Member NHMRC
  • Associate Professor Jason Abbott – Associate Professor of Gynaecological Surgery, University of New South Wales; Immediate past President AGES Society; FIGO Menstrual Disorders Working Group; Co-Chair ACSQHC Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Standards Committee; Chair Practice Committee AAGL; Medical Director Endometriosis Australia; Associate Editor Human Reproduction; Associate Editor ANZJOG; Associate Editor JMIG
  • Professor William Ledger – Head & Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Royal Hospital for Women; Head & Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales; Senior Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist, IVF Australia
  • Dr Rhonda Farrell (GOWG chair) – Chair of the Gynaecologic Oncology Subcommittee, RANZCOG
  • Dr Lee Gruner – MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio)

* Professor Robson resigned from the Committee in November 2018.

Meeting Dates

  • 11 October 2016
  • 16 February 2017
  • 20 March 2017
  • 6 June 2017
  • 27 November 2018

Working Groups