Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps)

What is 'Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps)'?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and management of diabetes. For example: stabilisation of hypo- or hyper- glycaemia, contour problems due to insulin injections.

  • Treatment for diabetes-related conditions is listed separately under each body system affected. For example, treatment for diabetes-related eye conditions is listed separately under Eye.
  • Treatment for ulcers is listed separately under Skin.
  • Provision and replacement of insulin pumps is listed separately under Insulin pumps

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps), please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps) category?

Please refer to privatehealth.gov.au for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Diabetes management (excluding insulin pumps)' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that:

(a) the MBS item number forms part of a hospital inpatient admission;

(b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product which includes the clinical category that the MBS item relates to;

(c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods; and

(d) the Membership is financial at the date of service. To search for more information on a  particular MBS item number, simply copy and paste the MBS item number into the Private Health website which will advise the clinical category of the MBS item number.