The January 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 29 January 2018

Current Update
The 1 January 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are 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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Publications (Updated 19 December 2017)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,566 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,294 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,092 KB)
1,234
pages
Explanatory Note MN.13.8 updated on 19 December 2017
Explanatory Note PN.0.22 updated on 19 January 2018
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,478 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,584 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 7,635 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,172 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 474 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 425 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 1,467 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 170 KB)
230 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,542 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,128 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 167 KB)
163 pagesExplanatory Note PN.0.22 updated on 19 January 2018
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 268 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 59 KB)
53 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 2,047 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 766 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 123 KB)
160 pagesExplanatory Note MN.13.8 updated on 19 December 2017
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Data File (XML) updated 4 December

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
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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