The May 2010 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 30 March 2010

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MBS files - PDF, RTF and ZIP.

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Summary of 1 May 2010 MBS 53 pages(PDF 260 KB)(RTF 938 KB)(ZIP 62 KB)File created on 16 April 2010.
Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services 769 pages(PDF 4652 KB)(RTF 12010 KB)(ZIP 927 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 146 pages(PDF 888 KB)(RTF 2427 KB)(ZIP 207 KB)File created on 15 October 2009 and amended on 16 April 2010 to incorporate the new MBS Review structure of this Category.
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 53 pages(PDF 352 KB)(RTF 681 KB)(ZIP 85 KB)File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 329 pages(PDF 2085 KB)(RTF 7560 KB)(ZIP 725 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. Amended on 16 April 2010.
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 59 pages(PDF 332 KB)(RTF 802 KB)(ZIP 88 KB)File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 112 pages(PDF 527 KB)(RTF 1642 KB)(ZIP 145 KB)File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December to incorporate 1 Jan 2010 changes. Amended on 16 April 2010
Category 6 - Pathology Services 107 pages(PDF 653 KB)(RTF 1482 KB)(ZIP 160 KB)File created on 15 October 2009 and amended on 16 April 2010.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 49 pages(PDF 290 KB)(RTF 573 KB)(ZIP 77 KB)File created on 15 October 2009.
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 88 pages(PDF 621 KB)(RTF 933 KB)(ZIP 112 KB)File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December and 16 April 2010.
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 61 pages(PDF 289 KB)(RTF 693 KB)(ZIP 73 KB)File created on 15 October 2009. Amended on 18 December and 16 April 2010.
Dental Services Schedule 65 pages(PDF 241 KB)(RTF 1164 KB)(ZIP 68 KB)File created on 15 October 2009.
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 55 pages(PDF 310 KB)(RTF 484 KB)(ZIP 78 KB)File created on 15 October 2009.

Publication Pages FilesDownload Help Notes
PDF RTF ZIP
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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Software Files (ASCII and XML)

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ASCII
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(TXT 2193 KB)(ZIP 318 KB) File created on 1 April 2010 and modified on 30 April to include new item10985.
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 14 KB)File created on 28 September 2009.
XML
[XML help]
(XML 7430 KB)(ZIP 345 KB)File created on 1 April 2010 and modified on 30 April to include new item10985.
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