1346 - Amendment to MBS Item 11820

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Capsule endoscopy is currently listed on the MBS for investigation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (Item 11820) and small bowel surveillance of a patient diagnosed with Peutz Jeghers syndrome (Item 11823)

Description of Medical Condition

Capsule Endoscopy is used to investigate an episode of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, using a capsule endoscopy device. The patient may present with recurrent or persistent bleeding; and is anaemic or has active bleeding; and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and a colonoscopy have been performed on the patient and have not identified the cause of the bleeding.

Reason for Application

Amendment to MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document - August 2013 (PDF 219 KB)
Public Summary Document - August 2013 (Word 111 KB)

Meetings for this Application




13 to 14 June 2013


1 August 2013