The January 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 07 December 2017

Current Update
The 1 January 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) XML file is now available to download. For details visit the January 2018 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.

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

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Data File (XML) updated 4 December

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML help
XML (7,425 KB)
ZIP (379 KB)
Changes occur in some items under the Dental Benefits Schedule ONLY
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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