1754 - Patient consultations and surgical procedures for gender affirmation in adults with gender incongruence

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Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

The application requests amendment to some existing MBS items relating to health assessments, development of multidisciplinary care plans and the creation of a series of new MBS items for gender affirming surgeries. Collectively, the objective of these amendments and additions to the MBS is to facilitate a multidisciplinary best model of care framework for patients pursuing medical interventions for gender affirmation that extends before and after any surgery.

Description of Medical Condition

Gender incongruence is characterised by a marked and persistent difference between an individualīs experienced gender and the assigned sex, which often leads to a desire to ‘transition’, in order to live and be accepted as a person of the experienced gender.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Therapeutic technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Summary and PICO Set

Application Summary (Word 28 KB)
Application Summary (PDF 196 KB)

PICO Set (PDF 489 KB)
PICO Set (Word 110 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 189 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 74 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC consultation closed 3 November 2023

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation TBA – please subscribe to the MSAC email bulletin to be notified when consultation opens for this application

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation proves please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 214 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 214 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


7-8 December 2023