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Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

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The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) is an independent expert committee that provides advice to the Minister for Health on the strength of the evidence relating to the comparative safety, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of any new or existing medical service or technology, and the circumstances under which public funding should be supported through listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). MSAC members are appointed for a specific term or until membership is otherwise legally terminated. Membership periods have been staggered to reduce operational impact for future membership changes. A biography for each MSAC member can be located below.

Medical Services Advisory Committee Members


Please click on the appointee name to view their biographical information.

Role

Title

Appointee

Speciality

Appointment
From - To

State

Chair

Professor

Robyn Ward

Medical Oncology

01 July 2014 to 31 December 2015

NSW

Deputy Chair

Professor

Timothy Davis

Endocrinology and Pathology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

WA

Member

Professor

Walter Abhayaratna

Cardiology and Epidemiology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

ACT

Member

Dr

Matthew Andrews

Diagnostic Imaging

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

VIC

Member

Associate Professor

John Atherton

Cardiology

24 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

QLD

Member

Professor

Luke Connelly

Health Economics

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

QLD

Member

Professor

Jonathan Craig

Paediatric Nephrology, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews, Test evaluation

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

NSW

Member

Professor

Kwun Fong

Thoracic and Sleep Medicine

24 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

QLD

Member

Professor

Paul Glasziou

Evidence Based Health Care

24 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

QLD

Ex-Officio Member

Dr

Megan Keaney

Health Policy

Ongoing

ACT

Member

Professor

Teck Yee Khong

Pathology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

SA

Member

Professor

David Little

Orthopaedics

24 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

NSW

Member

Professor

Richard Mendelson

Diagnostic Imaging

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

WA

Member

Associate Professor

Rachael Moorin

Diagnostic Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Health Economics and Epidemiology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

WA

Member

Mr

Ian Noble

Health Economics and Pharmacology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

NSW

Member

Dr

Sue Page

General Practice

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

NSW

Member

Dr

Warren Pavey

Cardiac Anaesthetist

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

WA

Member

Professor

Graeme Suthers

Genetics and Pathology

24 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

SA

Member

Professor

David Thomas

Medical Oncology

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2016

NSW

Member

Professor

Paul Waring

Anatomical Pathology, Molecular Genetics, and Cancer Biomarkers

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

VIC

Member

Dr

Noela Whitby

Specialises in General Practice

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

QLD

Member

Associate Professor

Richard Williams

Orthopaedics

24 September 2014 to 30 June 2017

QLD

Member

Consumer Representative

To Be Confirmed (TBC)

TBC

TBC

TBC

Information Sessions held in June 2014

MSAC Information Sessions were held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on 3, 5 and 20 June respectively. Copies of the presentations used are attached: If you have any further queries in relation to the MSAC Information Sessions, please contact the HTA Team.

Minutes

After the 60th meeting of the Medical Services Advisory Committee's minutes for the following applications appraisal are available:

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Completed Reviews, Assessments, Public Summary Documents and Assessment Reports

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:

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.
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