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Definition

An indicator of whether a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Health Assessment for a person was conducted by a Specialist, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes

Comments

Guide for use:

CODE 1 Yes

A person has received an MBS Health Assessment conducted by a Specialist.

CODE 2 No

A person has not received an MBS Health Assessment conducted by a Specialist.

Specialist attendances comprise all items in Broad Type of Services Group 'C', as published in official MBS statistics by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health.

In terms of the MBS structure, specialist attendances comprise all items in Group A3 (specialist attendances to which no other item applies), Group A4 (consultant physician attendances to which no other item applies), Group A8 (consultant psychiatrist attendances to which no other item applies), Group A9 (contact lens attendances), Group A12 (consultant occupational physician attendances to which no other item applies), Group A13 (public health physician attendances to which no other item applies), Group A15, Subgroup 2, but only Items 820 - 880 (case conferences) , Group A21 (medical practitioner (emergency physician) attendances to which no other item applies,) Group A24 (pain and palliative medicine), Group A26 (neurosurgery attendances to which no other item applies), Group A28 (geriatric medicine), Group A29 (early intervention for children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder or disability) and Group T6, Subgroup 1 (anaesthesia consultations).

References

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Relation Count
Inclusion in Data Set Specifications 2
Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 4
As a denominator in an Indicator 1
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 1