The December 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 21 November 2018

Current Update
The 1 December 2018 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the December 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 21 November 2018)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 17,833 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 10,211 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,181 KB)
1,336 pagesUpdated on 31 October 2018 to include additional new items 894, 896, 898, 2121, 2150, 2196, 12254, 12258, 12261, 12265, 12268, 12272 and 72814
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 4,489 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 2,401 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 300 KB)
312 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,343 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 444 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 82 KB)
81 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,518 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,218 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 484 KB)
482 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,228 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 426 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 74 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,314 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,594 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 183 KB)
239 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,440 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,146 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 171 KB)
164 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,039 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 279 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 60 KB)
52 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,970 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 800 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 125 KB)
159 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 16 November 2018

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
XML (7,648 KB)
ZIP (395 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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