Mental Health Case Conferencing items

This page provides information on the 21 new MBS items that aim to improve access to multidisciplinary, collaborative and coordinated mental health care.

Page last updated: 27 June 2023

From 1 July 2023, there will be 21 new MBS items for eligible providers to organise and coordinate or participate in case conferences to discuss a patient’s mental health care, where:

  • the patient has been referred for Better Access services or has an active eating disorder treatment and management plan (EDTMP),
  • a GP, other medical practitioner (OMP), consultant psychiatrist or consultant paediatrician organises and coordinates the case conference,
  • at least two other members of the multidisciplinary case conference team attend the case conference, and
  • the patient agrees to the case conference taking place and to the participation of all practitioners in the conference.
The criteria to claim MBS items 723 and 732 (GPs), and 230 and 233 (OMPs), has also been expanded to allow GPs and OMPs to develop and review Team Care Arrangements for patients being treated under Better Access or an EDTMP.

Further information can be found in the factsheet below:
Word Version factsheet - Mental Health Case Conferencing items (Word 134 KB)
PDF Version factsheet - Mental Health Case Conferencing items (PDF 192 KB)

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