1344.2 - Assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons (Resubmission)

Page last updated: 10 July 2020

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

A proposal was received for registered podiatric surgeons to access MBS item numbers for surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. This is a limited set of item numbers currently scheduled on the MBS, and which are currently accessible only by medical practitioners. These items cover a range of conditions that reduce health related quality of life by restricting mobility, comfort, function and related comorbidities.

Description of Medical Condition

Surgical treatment of a range of foot and ankle conditions including; structural deformities, bone spurs, tendon and soft tissue pathologies, degeneration and arthrosis of the joints, and trauma-related injuries, to improve health related quality of life by relieving pain, increasing mobility and arresting further degeneration.

Reason for Application

Amendment to MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Numbers


Associated Documentation

Application Form


Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 560 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 70 KB)

PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 680 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 249 KB)

Meetings for this Application




13-14 February 2020


3 April 2020