Welcome to the Medical Services Advisory Committee
Information Sessions held in March and April 2013
Copies of the Information Session presentations held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on 21 and 22 March and 10 April respectively are attached:
Draft MSAC Guidelines Summary Available for Comment
The Department is seeking to engage with stakeholders regarding draft guidelines to support the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) assessment processes. Background to the MSAC processes is provided in the form of an:
- Overview of the New Arrangements for Listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (PDF 194 KB)
- Overview of the New Arrangements for Listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Accessible Word 67 KB)
The full MSAC guidelines will be released for public consultation on the MSAC website shortly, in the meantime a document that summarises the guidelines for MSAC's evidence appraisal process is being released for comment.
A deadline for comment on both guideline documents will be set once the draft version of the full guidelines is released. Please forward any comments to email@example.com. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
After the 57th meeting of the Medical Services Advisory Committee's minutes for the following applications appraisal are available:
- 1334 - Subcutaneous Immunoglobulins (SCIg)
- 1221 - Transurethral injection of botulinum toxin (BOTOX) into the bladder wall for urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity
- 1192 - Percutaneous reconstruction of an insufficient mitral valve through tissue approximation using transvenous/trans-septal techniques
- 1174 - Pathology test to detect CCR5 tropic HIV for maraviroc
- 1168 - Injection of botulinum toxin (BOTOX) for prophylaxis of headaches in adults with chronic migraine
- 1163 - Testing for HER2 status in Gastric Cancer for access to trastuzumab
- 1161 - Gefitinib first line testing for mutations of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
- 1158 - Robotic image-guided stereotactic precise beam radiosurgery and radiotherapy
- 1150 - Insertion of Colonic stents
- 1149 - Holmium YAG Laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
After the Medical Services Advisory Committee's consideration and noting of the advice by the Minister, the following completed reviews, assessments, public summary documents and assessment reports are available:
Updated How to list on the MBS including how to apply
This includes the:
Subscribe to MSAC Email Bulletin to be notified of:
Meeting Agenda Items
Opportunities to Provide Feedback on Options for the Funding of Proposed Healthcare Interventions
Recently Released Assessments
A deadline for comment on both guideline documents will be set once the draft version of the full guidelines is released. Please forward any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Website
The website is part of the Australian Government's response to the December 2009 Review of Health Technology Assessment in Australia (HTA Review) and arose from stakeholders identifying the need to have comprehensive information about Australian Government HTA processes available in one central point in an easy to use format.
The website also provides a portal to the HTA Access Point (referred to during the HTA Review as a single entry point) which will assist potential applicants seeking assessment of co-dependent and hybrid technologies.
Access the new Australian government HTA website here: www.health.gov.au/hta
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