Current Update On 11 March 2020, the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced a $2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19 to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19).
UPDATE - This page is the most recent update (3 July 2020) to include a new XML file to correct the benefit for item 69477. The XML file (mbs xml 200317r.xml) has been released to include the correct benefit.
Further information for pathology items can be found on the COVID-19 Pathology fact sheet.
Please note: The files listed on this page provide general information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits. These arrangements operate under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended). These files are not legal documents, and, in cases of discrepancy, the legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.
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Data File (XML) updated 3 July 2020
|File type||Download options||Notes|
|MBS file XML (8,039 KB) as at 3 July 2020|
MBS file XML (8,039 KB) as at 27 May 2020
MBS XML File (XML 8,382 KB) file as at 20 April 2020
MBS XML file (XML 8,383 KB) file as at 6 April 2020
MBS XML file (XML 8,383 KB) as at 1 April 2020
|MBS XML 200317r|
MBS XML 200317
MBS XML 200420
MBS XML 200406
MBS XML 200401
|Updated to correct benefit for item 69477.|
This file as been removed and has been replaced by the file above.
This XML file (MBS XML 200317.xml) was updated on 27 May 2020 to include pathology items 69476 and 69477 which can be claimed for services provided between 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020. For consistency, this XML is dated from 17 March 2020 to include the amendments to allow item 69485 to be claimed as a stand-alone test and is not required to be provided in conjunction with a test described in items 69494, 69495 or 69496.
For more information visit the 1 April 2020 News page
Removes bulk-billing requirement from specialist COVID-19 items
Includes two new bulk-billing incentives items
Includes 28 new specialist telehealth items
Includes 22 new specialist COVID-19 items
Amends pathology item 73336
|MBS Historical Information Documentation||MBS Explanatory Documentation||Last updated 7 April 2016|
|Relative Value Guide (RVG) (TXT 16 KB)||RVG||Updated 1 November 2019|
|Item Map(TXT 1,586 KB)||Item Map||Last updated 1 April 2020|
|Item Descriptor(TXT 4,595 KB)||Item Descriptors||Last updated 1 April 2020|
|Re use item map(TXT 17 KB)||Re-use Item Map|