The December 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 22 November 2017

Current Update
The 1 December 2017 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the December 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 21 November 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,591 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,298 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,093 KB)
1,234
pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,485 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,586 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 222 KB)
238 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,326 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 373 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 73 KB)
66 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,652 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,168 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 475 KB)
479 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,356 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 423 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 73 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,283 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,466 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 170 KB)
230 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,552 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,132 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 168 KB)
163 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,124 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 267 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 59 KB)
53 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 2,045 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 764 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 122 KB)
160 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 22 November 2017

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,415 KB)
ZIP (378 KB)
Includes amendments effective 16 November 2017, amended end dates of items 31591, 73053, 73055, 73057 and 73069.
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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