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, except in unusual circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Update||Anticipated Availability on MBS Online||Notes|
|1 January 2020||XML available in December 2019, MBS Online updated 1 January 2020|
|1 March 2020||XML available in January 2020, MBS Online updated 1 March 2020|
|1 May 2020||XML available in mid April 2020, MBS Online updated 1 May 2020|
|1 July 2020||XML available in mid June 2020, MBS Online updated 1 July 2020|
|1 November 2020||XML available in mid October 2020, MBS Book files available late October 2020, MBS Online updated 1 November 2020|
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