Changes to Category 7 – Cleft and Craniofacial Services

This page provides information on changes to Category 7 – Cleft and Craniofacial Services.

Page last updated: 03 June 2024

Effective1 March 2024, the following changes have been undertaken to modernise and simplify MBS items listed under Category 7 for cleft and craniofacial services.

The changes continue the implementation of the MBS Review Taskforce recommendations which commenced on 1 November 2023 with the removal of age restrictions relating to eligible conditions for cleft and craniofacial patients, and include:

  • Consolidating 24 existing items and introduce nine new items (75002, 75005, 75007, 75032, 75402, 75405, 75610, 75802, 75820)
  • Amending 35 items to update terminology, practitioner access, or referral pathways
  • Deleting three items (75018, 75021, 75839) considered obsolete
  • Introducing additional cleft and/or craniofacial conditions eligible under theHealth Insurance (Section 3C General Medical Services - Cleft and Craniofacial Services) Determination 2024
  • Expanding practitioner access to include registered paediatric dentists and registered prosthodontists
  • Combining sub-categories C1 to C3, to C1 under Category 7
  • Updating referral pathways for treating dental specialists, where required
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Information Sheet – Cleft and Craniofacial Services Patient eligibilityWord Version - Information Sheet – Cleft and Craniofacial Services Patient eligibility (Word 124 KB)
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Information Sheet – Cleft and Craniofacial Services Practitioner eligibilityWord Version - Information Sheet – Cleft and Craniofacial Services Practitioner eligibility (Word 121 KB)
PDF Version - Information Sheet – Cleft and Craniofacial Services Practitioner eligibility (PDF 196 KB)

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