The July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 09 July 2018

Current Update
The 1 July 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the July 2018 Latest News 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 9 July 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 8,163 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,977 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,175 KB)
1,316
pages
Updated on 27 June 2018 to fix errors. The 27 June 2018 update includes the correct items to be indexed form 1 July 2018. For further information about indexation from 1 July 2018 refer to http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/MBSIndexation-July2018

Items affected by these errors are 721, 723, 729, 731, 732, 735, 739, 743, 747, 750, and 758 which will be indexed on 1 July 2020.

Revised on 29 June 2018 to include Note TN.8.40

Revised on 2 July 2018 notations "S" removed from items 35581, 35582 and 35585; descriptor changes to items 63541, 63542, 63543 and 63544; change in Note MN.3.1

Revised on 9 Jul 2018 to correct EMSN info for items 111, 117 and 120
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 2,121 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 2,218 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 293 KB)
308 pagesUpdated on 27 June 2018 to fix errors. The 27 June 2018 update includes the correct items to be indexed form 1 July 2018. For further information about indexation from 1 July 2018 refer to http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/MBSIndexation-July2018

Items affected by these errors are 721, 723, 729, 731, 732, 735, 739, 743, 747, 750, and 758 which will be indexed on 1 July 2020.

Revised on 9 Jul 2018 to correct EMSN info for items 111, 117 and 120
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 577 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 378 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 74 KB)
67 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 3,218 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,190 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 478 KB)
481 pagesRevised on 29 June 2018 to include Note TN.8.140

Revised on 2 July 2018 notations "S" removed from items 35581, 35582 and 35585
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 545 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 427 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 74 KB)
61 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 1,462 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,515 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 178 KB)
238 pagesRevised on 2 July 2018 descriptor changes to items 63541, 63542, 63543 and 63544
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 1,159 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,141 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 170 KB)
164 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 479 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 270 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 60 KB)
54 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,147 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 774 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 125 KB)
162 pagesRevised on 2 July 2018 change in Note MN.3.1
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Data File (XML) updated 9 July 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,602 KB)
ZIP (389 KB)
This is a replacement for the file loaded previously (21 June 2018) as that version contained errors regarding changes which commence on 1 July 2018. These errors have now been addressed in this file (27 June 2018). We apologise for any inconvenience.

28 June 2018 XML corrected the Fee Start Date of item 10807.

29 June 2018 XML FeeChange flag changed to "Y" for items with indexed fees from 1 July 2018.

2 July 2018 Provider type "S" removed from items 35581, 35582 and 35585; descriptor changes to items 63541, 63542, 63543 and 63544

9 Jul 2018 to correct EMSN info for items 111, 117 and 120
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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