The January 2011 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 28 October 2014

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PDFRTFZIPThese files incorporate changes to the Extended Medicare Safety Net benefits caps and thresholds effective 1 January 2011.
Summary 30 pages(PDF 107 KB)(RTF 660 KB)(ZIP 36 KB)
Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services
797 pages
(PDF 4800 KB)(RTF 17312 KB)(ZIP 1114 KB)
Medicare Benefits Schedule by Category
Category 1 - Attendances 144 pages(PDF 691 KB)(RTF 2927 KB)(ZIP 220 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 54 pages(PDF 283 KB)(RTF 922 KB)(ZIP 96 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 335 pages(PDF 1529 KB)(RTF 9631 KB)(ZIP 544 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 57 pages(PDF 265 KB)(RTF 1052 KB)(ZIP 94 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 111 pages(PDF 496 KB)(RTF 2092 KB)(ZIP 153 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services 108 pages(PDF 559 KB)(RTF 2018 KB)(ZIP 173 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 47 pages(PDF 241 KB)(RTF 746 KB)(ZIP 81 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 108 pages(PDF 591 KB)(RTF 1490 KB)(ZIP 148 KB)
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 66 pages(PDF 259 KB)(RTF 1194 KB)(ZIP 102 KB)
Dental Services Schedule 65 pages(PDF 184 KB)(RTF 1517 KB)(ZIP 79 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 37 pages(PDF 149 KB)(RTF 339 KB)(ZIP 45 KB)

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(TXT 2170 KB)(ZIP 315 KB)File created on 29 September 2010 and amended on 8 October 2010 to incorporate deletion of Sports Physician items (444-449 and to include IVBP items 15360,15363.15541,38321-38330) which have been re-instated for 1 November 2010. Amended 13 Oct '10 to reflect reversal of previously amended item description for item 12250. Also amended fee for item 36658 on 14 October '10. On 30 October, new items for Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Obstetrics have been incorporated into this file. File amended to incorporate 1 January 2011 Extended Medicare Safety Net changes.
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 16 KB)File created on 28 September 2010
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(XML 7444 KB)(ZIP 345 KB)File created on 29 September 2010 and amended on 8 October 2010 to incorporate deletion of Sports Physician items (444-449 and to include IVBP items 15360,15363.15541,38321-38330) which have been re-instated for 1 November 2010. Amended 13 Oct '10 to reflect reversal of previously amended item description for item 12250. Also amended fee for item 36658 on 14 October '10. On 30 October, new items for Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Obstetrics have been incorporated into this file. File amended to incorporate 1 January 2011 Extended Medicare Safety Net changes.
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