The December 2012 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 22 November 2012

Current Update
The MBS files have now been updated for 1 December 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.

Click here to find out what legislation covers the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Publications (December 2012 Update):



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Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services 881 pages(PDF 5113)(DOC 18571 KB)(ZIP 1179 KB)1 December 2012 File amended to incorporate changes effective 1 December 2012. For details visit December 2012 Latest News page.
Medicare Benefits Schedule by Category
Category 1 - Attendances 176 pages(PDF 954 KB)(DOC 3346 KB)(ZIP 243 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 54 pages(PDF 344 KB)(DOC 890 KB)(ZIP 91 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 342 pages(PDF 2158 KB)(DOC 9619 KB)(ZIP 559 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 60 pages(PDF 324 KB)(DOC 1054 KB)(ZIP 95 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 157 pages(PDF 841 KB)(DOC 2912 KB)(ZIP 178 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services 112 pages(PDF 663 KB)(DOC 2075 KB)(ZIP 179 KB)1 December 2012 File amended to incorporate changes effective 1 December 2012. For details visit December 2012 Latest News page.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 48 pages(PDF 283 KB)(DOC 736 KB)(ZIP 81 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 117 pages(PDF 765 KB)(DOC 1536 KB)(ZIP 154 KB)
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 75 pages(PDF 396 KB)(DOC 1584 KB)(ZIP 113 KB)
Dental Services Schedule 65 pagesNo longer availableNo longer availableNo longer availableFor details visit December 2012 Latest News page.
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 37 pages(PDF 186 KB)(DOC 347 KB)(ZIP 47 KB)


Software Files (ASCII and XML)

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ASCII specifications
(TXT 2439 KB)(ZIP 351 KB)1 December 2012 File amended to incorporate changes effective 1 December 2012. For details visit December 2012 Latest News page.
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
XML
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(XML 8249 KB)(ZIP 388 KB)1 December 2012 File amended to incorporate changes effective 1 December 2012. For details visit December 2012 Latest News page.
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