When will the next update to the Medicare Benefits Schedule be available?

The anticipated release schedule for future changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Page last updated: 31 January 2020

The anticipated release schedule for future changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) are set out below.
To assist users to prepare for the amendments to MBS items, the Department aims to release the XML 4 weeks before the date in the ‘Month of MBS Update’ column.

Please note that these timeframes are only indicative and are subject to change at any time without prior notice. There may also be other updates to the MBS that occur outside these proposed timeframes. Users can subscribe for email notification of updates to the MBS.

Month of MBS UpdateAnticipated Availability on MBS OnlineNotes
1 January 2020XML and Book files are available to download.
1 March 2020XML and Book files are available to download.
1 May 2020XML will be available on the first week of April 2020; Book files will be available mid April 2020
1 July 2020XML will be available on the first week of June 2020; Book files will be available mid June 2020
1 November 2020XML will be available on the first week of October 2020; Book files will be available mid October 2020

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