The November 2015 Medicare Benefits Schedule

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Page last updated: 23 October 2015

Current Update
The 1 November 2015 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.

As announced by subscriber email in July 2014, the ASCII file was discontinued commencing February 2015. The XML file contains the same information as the ASCII file and will continue to be supported. You can sign up for announcements relating to changes to MBS files on the MBSOnline subscription page.

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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Publications (November 2015 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,660KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,144KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,231KB)
904 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,521KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,643KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 268KB)
186 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,208KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 406KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 88KB)
50 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,758KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,288KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 557KB)
347 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,294KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 489KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 92KB)
57 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,070KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,478KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 200KB)
160 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,473KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,121KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 182KB)
114 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,230KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 357KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 81KB)
44 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,981KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 777KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 145KB)
117 pages1 November 2015 File amended 23 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
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Other Schedules

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Allied Health ScheduleAllied Health Schedule (PDF 1,427KB)
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 122KB)
76 pages
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 879KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 260KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 66KB)
48 pages1 September 2015 File amended 14 October 2015.
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Data File (XML) Updated 21 October 2015

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8643 KB)
(ZIP 392 KB)
1 November 2015 File amended 21 October 2015. For details visit the November 2015 Latest News page.
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 27 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
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