The November 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 22 November 2017

Current Update
The 1 November 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the November 2017 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 (Updated 17 November 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,758 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,346 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,103 KB)
1,254
pages
New item 31591 and amendment to item 31584 effective 16 November 2017
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,494 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,586 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 222 KB)
240 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,340 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 375 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 74 KB)
67 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,710 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,188 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 479 KB)
480 pagesNew item 31591 and amendment to item 31584 effective 16 November 2017
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,354 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 421 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 72 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,306 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,467 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 170 KB)
234 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,546 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,121 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 164 KB)
164 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,044 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 266 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 58 KB)
53 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 2,101 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 782 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 124 KB)
168 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 22 November 2017

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,412 KB)
ZIP (379 KB)
New item 31591 and amendment to item 31584 effective 16 November 2017. Amended end dates of items 31591 to 30 June 2018 and items 69418 and 69419 to 30 Nov 2017.
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 33 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 661 KB)

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