Lung and chest

What are 'Lung and chest' services?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the lungs, lung-related conditions, mediastinum and chest. For example: lung cancer, respiratory disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, and treatment of trauma to the chest.

  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Lung and chest services are included under our Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver Plus No Maternity Combo, Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Lung and chest category?

30090, 30696, 30710, 34133, 34136, 34139, 38415, 38418, 38421, 38424, 38427, 38430, 38436, 38438, 38440, 38441, 38446, 38448, 38453, 38455, 38460, 38462, 38464, 38466, 38468, 38469, 38640, 38643, 38647, 38656, 38800, 38803, 38806, 38809, 38812, 43861, 43909, 43912

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