The May 2012 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 12 April 2012

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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Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services 860 pages(PDF 5168 KB)(RTF 18571 KB)(ZIP 1179 KB)19 April 2012 File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012. MRI Services for patients with PIP Implants (PDF 76 KB)
Medicare Benefits Schedule by Category
Category 1 - Attendances 157 pages(PDF 954 KB)(RTF 3346 KB)(ZIP 243 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 54 pages(PDF 344 KB)(RTF 890 KB)(ZIP 91 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 342 pages(PDF 2158 KB)(RTF 9619 KB)(ZIP 559 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 55 pages(PDF 324 KB)(RTF 1054 KB)(ZIP 95 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 154 pages(PDF 841 KB)(RTF 2912 KB)(ZIP 178 KB)MRI Services for patients with PIP Implants (PDF 76 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services 112 pages(PDF 663 KB)(RTF 2075 KB)(ZIP 179 KB)19 April 2012 File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 48 pages(PDF 283 KB)(RTF 736 KB)(ZIP 81 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 106 pages(PDF 765 KB)(RTF 1536 KB)(ZIP 154 KB)
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 72 pages(PDF 396 KB)(RTF 1584 KB)(ZIP 113 KB)
Dental Services Schedule 65 pages(PDF 240 KB)(RTF 1584 KB)(ZIP 85 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 37 pages(PDF 186 KB)(RTF 347 KB)(ZIP 47 KB)

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(TXT 2390 KB)(ZIP 340 KB)1 April 2012 File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012.
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
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(XML 8202 KB)(ZIP 371 KB)1 April 2012 File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012.
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