The May 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 20 April 2018

Current Update
The 1 May 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the May 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 20 April 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 8,642 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,239 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,094 KB)
1,242
pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 1,677 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,598 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 225 KB)
241 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 450 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 3,584 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,183 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 476 KB)
479 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 420 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 1,512 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,494 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 174 KB)
233 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 1,088 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,130 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 326 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 1,032 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 766 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 123 KB)
161 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 11 April 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,441 KB)
ZIP (380 KB)
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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