New MBS items for heart health assessment services

15 April 2019

New MBS items for heart health assessment services were introduced on 1 April 2019. The two new items are:

  • Item 699 – for general practitioners
  • Item 177 – for non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners

These items are for services for your patients who have or are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

You can perform a heart health assessment for your patient once in a 12 month period.

Note: You will need to wait 12 months to perform a heart health assessment for your patient if they’ve had health assessments under items 701-715 or 224-228.

For more information on this health assessment go to: