Ophthalmology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

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

Page last updated: 12 February 2019

MBS item range
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total - 164 MBS Items
Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
D1 – Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations

  • Subgroup 2 Ophthalmology
    11200 - 18372 (21 items)
  • Subgroup 9 - Ophthalmology
    42503 - 43023 (143 items)


  • Dr Bradley Horsburgh – Chair, Visiting Ophthalmologist, Royal Brisbane Hospital; President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Assoc. Prof. Alex Hunyor – Retinal specialist; Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney; Director, Retina Associates; Member, Principles and Rules Committee, Medicare Benefits Schedule Review
  • Assoc. Prof. Angus Turner – Ophthalmologist, Director of Lions Outback Vision; Policy Committee Member, Vision 2020; Co-chair Eye Health Advisory Committee, WA Department of Health; Co-chair, Indigenous Eye Health Committee, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Professor Stephanie Watson, cataract, cornea and laser surgeon; Professor, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney; Chair of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia; State representative, Australian and New Zealand Corneal Society
  • Assoc. Prof. Paul Healy – Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Ophthalmic surgeon, glaucoma and cataract, diseases of the eye; Board member and Treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society; Pacific Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology; Steering Committee member and Chair of the Associate Advisory Board, Bylaws and the World Glaucoma Day Committees of the World Glaucoma Association.
  • Professor Hugh Taylor – Melbourne Laureate Professor, Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Assoc. Prof. Stephen Shumack – Dermatologist, Clinical Associate Professor Dermatology, Northern Clinical School, The University of Sydney; Chair, Dermatology, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Committee; Chair, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia; Chair, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines Review Committee
  • Assoc. Prof. John Laidlaw – Neurosurgeon with expertise in cranial surgery, neurosurgery, spinal disorders and trauma; Head of Cerebrovascular Disorders and Deputy Director Neurosurgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Linda Mann – General Practitioner; Clinical Lecturer, Department of General Practice, Sydney University
  • Ms Rebecca James – Consumer representative; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce; former member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • Ms Susanne Tegen – Consumer representative; Rural advocate; member of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons IMG Committee; former Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Technology Association of Australia; Former CEO of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists; Former CEO of the Limestone Coast Division of General Practice
  • Dr Jo Sutherland, Member of the MBS Review Taskforce; VMO Anaesthetist at Coffs Harbour Health Campus; Conjoint Associate Professor with the UNSW Rural Medical School
  • Professor Michael Grigg – Member of the MBS Review Taskforce; Vascular surgeon
  • Assoc. Prof. Susan Wearne – Senior Medical Adviser in the Health Workforce Division in the Department of Health; Clinical Associate Professor, The Australian National University; part-time GP at East Canberra General Practice and Central Clinic in Alice Springs
  • Professor Adam Elshaug - Professor of Health Policy; HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow; Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health; Member of the MBS Review Taskforce

Meeting dates

  • 5 June 2018
  • 13 July 2018
  • 1 August 2018
  • 30 August 2018