Federal Government approves MBS listing of Cervical disc replacement in Australia

The SSA applied to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) for MBS approval for cervical disc arthroplasty on 29th Jan 2010. After a long passage through MSAC the Federal Minister for Health announced MBS approval for cervical disc arthroplasty in a press release on 28th June 2012. Whilst approval has been provided, the procedure will not be available until formal MBS listing is available.