Gastrointestinal endoscopy

What is a 'Gastrointestinal endoscopy'?

Hospital treatment for the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of the internal parts of the gastrointestinal system using an endoscope. For example: colonoscopy, gastroscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Non‑endoscopic procedures for the digestive system are listed separately under Digestive system.

Which level of Hospital cover includes thís service?

Gastrointestinal endoscopy services are included under our Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver Plus and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Gastronintestinal category?

11820, 11823, 30473, 30475, 30478, 30479, 30484, 30485, 30488, 30490, 30491, 30494, 30568, 30569, 30680, 30682, 30684, 30686, 30687, 30688, 30690, 30692, 30694, 32023, 32072, 32075, 32084, 32087, 32088, 32089, 32090, 32093, 32094, 32095

Important, please note.
The item numbers listed above 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 here: http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/search.cfm