The January 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 12 April 2016

Current Update
The 1 January 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (DOC, PDF, ZIP, ASCII and XML) are now available to download. For details visit the January 2016 Latest News page. In addition, historical data files and documentation relating to the files are now available along with the data file downloads.

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.

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

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Publications (January 2016 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,820 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,188 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,173 KB)
911 pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,536 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,643 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 254 KB)
186 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF1,219 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 413 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 85 KB)
50 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,787 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,313 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP529 KB)
355 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,304 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 497 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 89 KB)
56 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,084 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,481 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 191 KB)
159 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,406 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,129 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 177 KB)
114 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,240 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 358 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 79 KB)
44 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,905 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 770 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 138 KB)
116 pages
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Other Schedules

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Allied Health ScheduleAllied Health Schedule (PDF 1,446 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 116 KB)
76 pages
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 881 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 261 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 63 KB)
48 pages
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Data Files (XML) updated 14 December 2015

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8654 KB)
(ZIP 392 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 27 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 14 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation
Item Map
Item Descriptors
Reuse Item Map
(PDF 661 KB)


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