The September 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 05 September 2018

Current Update
The 1 September 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the September 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 31 August 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 8,098 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,954 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,178 KB)
1,309 pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 2,083 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 2,155 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 284 KB)
304 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 576 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 377 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 74 KB)
67 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 3,214 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 545 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 426 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 73 KB)
61 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 1,468 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,555 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 179 KB)
239 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 1,159 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,139 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 170 KB)
165 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 472 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 1,138 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 787 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 124 KB)
160 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 31 August 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,602 KB)
ZIP (389 KB)
Remove EMSNMaximumCap amounts for items 16407, 16408, 16530, 16531, 16533 and 16534
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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