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Key points

  • Palliative care patients include not just those who are very close to the end-of-life, but others with advanced disease
  • A range of item numbers associated with the Chronic Disease Management program are appropriate in the care of palliative care patients
  • Multidisciplinary care and case conferences are an important strategy in this population
Billing - Medicare items for palliative care
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Medicare item numbers are subject to change. Please also refer to MBS Online for any updates.

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Page updated 31 March 2015