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Medicare Dental Items For Patients With Chronic Conditions And Complex Care Needs - Services Provided By A Dental Practitioner On Referral From A GP [Items 85011-87777]

Closure of Medicare Dental Items 85011-87777 

The Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme closed on 30 November 2012. No Medicare benefits will be payable for any dental services provided under Medicare dental items 85011-87777 provided after this date. The cost of any future dental services will need to be met by the patient. 

Further details regarding the closure are available at


  • Assist - Addition/Deletion of (Assist.)
  • Amend - Amended Description
  • Anaes - Anaesthetic Values Amended
  • Emsn - EMSN Change
  • Fee - Fee Amended
  • Renum - Item Number Change (renumbered)
  • New - New Item
  • NewMin - New Item (previous Ministerial Determination)
  • Qfe - QFE Change