The January 2010 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Incorporating 1 February 2010 cataract surgery item fee amendments

Page last updated: 18 November 2009

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MBS files - PDF, RTF and ZIP.


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Summary of 1 January 2010 MBS 32 pages - PDF 123 KB (RTF 506 KB) - ZIP 36 KB File created on 18 December 2009.
Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services 789 pages - PDF 4802 KB - RTF 10208 KB - ZIP 1413 KB File created on 15 October 2009. File amended on 18 December to incorporate 1 Jan 2010 changes. File amended on 1 February 2010 to incorporate cataract surgery fee amendments effective 1 February 2010.
Medicare Benefits Schedule by Category
Category 1 - Attendances 167 pages - PDF 923 KB (RTF 2497 KB) - ZIP 235 KB File created on 15 October 2009 and amended on 18 December to incorporate 1 Jan 2010 changes and 1 February 2010 to incorporate new cataract surgery fees effective 1 February 2010.
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 53 pages - PDF 351 KB (RTF 701 KB) - ZIP 89 KB File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 331 pages - PDF 2086 KB (RTF 6937 KB) - ZIP 457 KB File created on 15 October 2009 and amended on 18 December to incorporate 1 Jan 2010 changes. File amended on 1 February 2010 to incorporate cataract surgery fee amendments effective 1 February 2010.
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 59 pages - PDF 332 KB (RTF 800 KB) - ZIP 88 KB File created on 15 October 2009.
Cateogry 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 112 pages - PDF 642 KB (RTF 1633 KB) - ZIP 144 KB File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December to incorporate 1 Jan 2010 changes.
Category 6 - Pathology Services 110 pages - PDF 651 KB (RTF 1472 KB) - ZIP 159 KB File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 49 pages - PDF 289 KB (RTF 569 KB) - ZIP 77 KB File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 86 pages - PDF 515 KB (RTF 938 KB) - ZIP 111 KB File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December.
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 62 pages - PDF 419 KB (RTF 4212 KB) - ZIP 678 KB File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December.
Dental Services Schedule 65 pages - PDF 218 KB (RTF 1163 KB) - ZIP 68 KB File created on 15 October 2009.
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 59 pages - PDF 282 KB (RTF 451 KB) - ZIP 72 KB File created on 15 October 2009.


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(TXT 2163 KB) - ZIP 312 KB File created on 28 September 2009 and amended on 30 October 2009 to incorporate new cataract surgery fees. File amended to incorporate 1 January 2010 MBS changes and also incorporates amended cataract surgery items 42698, 42701 and 42702 from 26 Nov 2009. Cataract surgery item 42718 has been deleted from 26 Nov 2009. File amended on 1 February 2010 to incorporate cataract surgery fee amendments effective 1 February 2010.
Relative Value Guide (RVG) (TXT 14 KB) File created on 28 September 2009.
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(XML 6839 KB) - ZIP 335 KB File created on 28 September 2009 and amended on 30 October 2009 to incorporate new cataract surgery fees. File amended to incorporate 1 January 2010 MBS changes and also incorporates amended cataract surgery items 42698, 42701 and 42702 from 26 Nov 2009. Cataract surgery item 42718 has been deleted from 26 Nov 2009. File amended on 1 February 2010 to incorporate cataract surgery fee amendments effective 1 February 2010.


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