Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

About Us

MSAC about us

Principal role of Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

To advise the Australian Minister for Health on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures. This advice informs Australian Government decisions about public funding for new, and in some cases existing, medical procedures.

Background to the establishment of the MSAC

MSAC was established in 1998 to improve health outcomes for patients by ensuring that new and existing medical procedures attracting funding under the Medicare Benefits Schedule are supported by evidence of their safety, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Evaluation of evidence associated with medical services has been an integral part of the process for the listing of new medical technologies and services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

MSAC Membership
MSAC Terms of Reference
MSAC Executive Terms of Reference
Completed Assessments - Appraised by MSAC

Evaluation Sub-committee (ESC)

ESC Membership
ESC Terms of Reference (13 December 2010) (PDF 55 KB)
Current Assessments

Protocol Advisory Sub-committee (PASC)

PASC Membership
PASC Terms of Reference (13 December 2010) (PDF 58 KB)
Current Proposals

Conflict of Interest Guidelines

The Medical Services Advisory Committee manages conflict of interests by following the Conflict of Interest Guidelines.

A copy of these guidelines can be found of the Conflict of Interest Guidelines webpage.

Page currency, Latest update: 18 December, 2014