Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Working Group – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 02 March 2018

MBS item range
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 35 MBS Items
Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
Group T8 – Surgical Operations
  • Subgroup 1 – General
    30299-30303, 30332-30336, 31500, 31506-31525, 31539, 31545, 31551-31566 (24 items)
  • Subgroup 13 – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    45497-45499, 45527-45546 (11 items)


  • Associate Professor Elisabeth Elder – Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Chair, Oncoplastic Committee, BreastSurgANZ; Head of Research, Westmead Breast Cancer Institute; Council Member of Breast Surgeons International; Editorial Board, World Journal of Surgery
  • Professor Christobel Saunders – Professor of Surgical Oncology, The University of Western Australia; Board Member, BreastSurgANZ; Consultant Surgeon, St John of God Hospital
  • Dr Nicola Dean – Council Member, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Dr Dan Kennedy – Honorary Secretary, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons; Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mater Adults Hospital; Member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
  • Ms Chris Horsell – Consumer Representative, Board Director, Reclaim Your Curves
  • Ms Geraldine Robertson – Consumer Representative, Breast Cancer Network Australia

Meeting dates

  • 22 February 2018
  • 16 November 2017