Pain management with device

What is 'Pain management with a device' service?

Hospital treatment for the implantation, replacement or other surgical management of a device required for the treatment of pain. For example: treatment of nerve pain, back pain, and pain caused by coronary heart disease with a device (for example an infusion pump or neurostimulator).

  • Treatment of pain that does not require a device is listed separately under Pain management.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes pain management with a device, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Pain management with a device category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Pain management with a device' 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.