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

From: Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Last updated 21 February 2017