April Downloads

Page last updated: 19 June 2020


28 May 2020 XML to include pathology items 69476 and 69477

The downloads table on the March download page was updated on 28 May 2020 to include the XML file (MBS XML 200317.xml).

The XML file includes pathology items 69476 and 69477 which can be claimed for services provided between 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.

For consistency, this XML is dated from 17 March 2020 to include the amendments to allow item 69485 to be claimed as a stand-alone test and is not required to be provided in conjunction with a test described in items 69494, 69495 or 69496.

20 April 2020 XML

From 20 April 2020:
  • Specialists and allied health providers are no longer required to bulk-bill COVID-19 telehealth (video conference) and telephone consultations where the service is provided to a concessional or vulnerable patient or a child under 16.
  • Two new bulk-billing incentive items are now available where a medical service is provided to a vulnerable patient:
    - item 10981 mirrors the current item 10990 metropolitan
    - item 10982 mirrors the current item 10991 regional
  • 28 new telehealth items are now available - for specialists and for services provided by a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner on behalf of a medical practitioner

For details visit the 20 April News page

From 6 April 2020 new MBS items to support the response to COVID-19 can be claimed - for details visit the 6 April 2020 News page

From 1 April 2020 new Pathology MBS items, including Pathology COVID-19 MBS items can be claimed - for details visit the 1 April 2020 News page

Data File (XML) updated 20 April 2020




File typeDownload optionsNotes
MBS XML file as at 20 April 2020




MBS XML file as at 6 April 2020




MBS XML file as at 1 April 2020
MBS XML File (XML 8,382 KB)




MBS XML File (XML 8,383 KB)

MBS XML File (XML 8,383 KB)


XML help page
Removes bulk-billing requirement from specialist COVID-19 items
Includes two new bulk-billing incentives items
Includes 28 new specialist telehealth items


Includes 22 new specialist COVID-19 items

Amends pathology item 73336

Pathology items 69476 and 69477, which are available for services provided from 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020, are included in the XML available on the March Downloads page
Relative Value Guide (RVG)RVG File (TXT 16 KB)Last updated 30 January 2020
MBS Historical Information DocumentationItem Map (TXT 1,586 KB)
Item Descriptors (TXT 4,595 KB)
Re-use Item Map (TXT 17 KB)
MBS Explanatory Documentation (PDF 660 KB)


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