The November 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 17 October 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 October 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,689 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,292 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,096 KB)
1,251
pages
In March 2016, the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) recommended the listing of MBS items for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and associated services for use in patients who are symptomatic with severe aortic stenosis, and who are deemed to be at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement or who would otherwise be inoperable. This will be implemented from 1 November 2017. Further information about TAVI will be provided in October.
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,471 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,572 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 220 KB)
238 pagesIn March 2016, the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) recommended the listing of MBS items for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and associated services for use in patients who are symptomatic with severe aortic stenosis, and who are deemed to be at high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement or who would otherwise be inoperable. This will be implemented from 1 November 2017. Further information about TAVI will be provided in October.
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 7,699 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,182 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 478 KB)
479 pages
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 2,550 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,119 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 164 KB)
165 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 17 October 2017

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7407 KB)
ZIP (378 KB)
Updated on 17 October 2017 - minor changes to item descriptors of items 12320 and 12322
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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