Weight loss surgery

What are 'Weight loss surgery' services?

Hospital treatment for surgery that is designed to reduce a person’s weight, remove excess skin due to weight loss and reversal of a bariatric procedure. For example: gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Weight loss services are included under our Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Weight loss surgery category?

30165, 30168, 30171, 30172, 30177, 30179, 31569, 31572, 31575, 31578, 31581, 31584, 31587, 31590

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