The March 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 02 May 2018

Current Update
The 1 March 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the March 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 23 February 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,601 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,282 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,091 KB)
1,239
pages
Updated 21 March 2018
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,518 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,602 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 225 KB)
241 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 7,636 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,174 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 474 KB)
478 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 2,538 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,127 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 167 KB)
163 pagesUpdated 21 March 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 2,052 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 770 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 124 KB)
161 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 2 May 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,422 KB)
ZIP (378 KB)
End date of item 31591 has been corrected to 30 June 2018
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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