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 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.