Digestive system

What are 'Digestive system' services?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the digestive system, including the oesophagus, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, liver and bowel. For example: oesophageal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, gall stones and haemorrhoids.

  • Endoscopy is listed separately under Gastrointestinal endoscopy.
  • Hernia and appendicectomy procedures are listed separately under Hernia and appendix.
  • Bariatric surgery is listed separately under Weight loss surgery.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes digestive system, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Digestive system category?

Please refer to privatehealth.gov.au for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Digestive system' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function.