Pain management

What are 'Pain management' services?

Hospital treatment for pain management that does not require the insertion or surgical management of a device. For example: treatment of nerve pain and chest pain due to cancer by injection of a nerve block.

  • Pain management using a device (for example an infusion pump or neurostimulator) is listed separately under Pain management with device.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Pain management services are included under our Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver Plus and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Pain management services category?

39100, 39106, 39109, 39112, 39115, 39118, 39121, 39124, 39140, 39323, 45939

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