Description of Medical ServiceImplantation of a bioabsorbable implant to support the upper and lower cartilage inside an area of the nose known as the lateral wall. The implant is placed inside the nasal wall by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) or rhinologist. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed under local anaesthesia.
Description of Medical ConditionNasal airway obstruction is a condition in which the nasal passages are blocked and prevent a normal or comfortable amount of air from passing through the nose.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
Application FormApplication Form (PDF 738 KB)
Application Form (Word 2356 KB)
Consultation SurveyConsultation Survey (PDF 323 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 72 KB)
MSAC consultation must be received by no later than Friday, 10 February 2023 for it to be considered by MSAC at its March 2023 meeting.
For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process
PICO ConfirmationPICO Confirmation (PDF 1303 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 440 KB)