Medicare Indexation Schedule

Medicare Indexation Schedule

Page last updated: 01 November 2017

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In the 2017-18 Budget the Government announced it would commence the phased re-introduction of indexation of Medicare Benefits Schedule rebates.

Indexation of GP bulk-billing incentives commenced from 1 July 2017. Indexation will commence from 1 July 2018 for standard GP consultations and specialist attendances, and 1 July 2019 for specialist procedures and allied health services.

The Government will also introduce indexation for targeted diagnostic imaging services including mammography, fluoroscopy, CT scans and interventional procedures, from 1 July 2020.

The proposed indexation schedule is below. It is important to note that this table is based on the Medicare Benefits Schedule as at 1 November 2017, and may not be inclusive of all items to be indexed.

Indexation Schedule



Index date
Service
Groups
Items
1 July 2017
GP bulk-billing incentive
M1 (GP Bulk billed services)
10990, 10991, 10992
1 July 2018
GP standard attendances
A1 (GP Attendances)
3, 4, 20, 23, 24, 35, 36, 37, 43, 44, 47, 51
1 July 2018
Specialist consultations
A3 (Specialist)
A4 (Consultant Physician)
A8 (Psychiatry)
A9 (Contact Lenses)
A12 (Occupational Physician)
A13 (Public Health Physician)
A15 (Multidisciplinary Care)
A21 (Emergency Physician)
A24 (Pain and Palliative)
A26 (Neurosurgery Attendance)
A28 (Geriatric Medicine)
A29 (Early Intervention)
A31 (Addiction Medicine)
A32 (Sexual Health Medicine)
T6 (Anaesthetics)
99, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 128, 131, 132, 133, 288, 289, 291, 293, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 304, 306,308, 310, 312, 314, 316, 318, 319, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 338, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 361, 364, 366, 367, 369, 370, 10801, 10802, 10803, 10804, 10805, 10806, 10807, 10808, 10809, 10816, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 820, 822, 823, 825, 826, 828, 830, 832, 834, 835, 837, 838, 855, 857, 858, 861, 864, 866, 871, 872, 880, 501, 503, 507, 511, 515, 519, 520, 530, 532, 534, 536, 2799, 2801, 2806, 2814, 2820, 2824, 2832, 2840, 2946, 2949, 2954, 2958, 2972, 2974, 2978, 2984, 2988, 2992, 2996, 3000, 3003, 3005, 3010, 3014, 3015, 3018, 3023, 3028, 3032, 3040, 3044, 3051, 3055, 3062, 3069, 3074, 3078, 3083, 3088, 3093, 6004, 6007, 6009, 6011, 6013, 6015, 6016, 141, 143,145, 147, 149, 135, 137, 139, 6018, 6019, 6023, 6024, 6025, 6026, 6028, 6029, 6031, 6032, 6034, 6035, 6037, 6038, 6042, 6051, 6052, 6057, 6058, 6059, 6060, 6062, 6063, 6064, 6065, 6067, 6068, 6071, 6072, 6074, 6075, 17609, 17610, 17615, 17620, 17625, 17640, 17645, 17650, 17655, 17680, 17690
1 July 2019
Specialist procedures
More than 3000 items
1 July 2019
Allied health
A10 (Optometry)
M3 (Allied Health Services)
M6 (Psychological Therapy)
M7 (Focussed Psychological Strategies)
M8 (Pregnancy Support Counselling)
M9 (Allied Health Group Services)

M10 (Autism and disability services)
M11 (Allied Health for Indigenous Australians)
M12 (Practice Nurse)
M13 (Midwives)
M14 (Nurse Practitioners)

M15 (Diagnostic Audiology)
10905, 10907, 10910, 10911, 10912, 10913, 10914, 10915, 10916, 10918, 10931, 10932, 10933, 10940, 10941, 10942, 10943, 10950, 10951, 10952, 10953, 10954, 10956, 10958, 10960, 10962, 10964, 10966, 10968, 10970, 10983, 10984, 10987, 10988, 10989, 10997, 80000, 80001, 80005, 80010, 80011, 80015, 80020, 80021, 80100, 80101, 80105, 80110, 80111, 80115, 80120, 80121, 80125, 80126, 80130, 80135, 80136, 80140, 80145, 80146, 80150, 80155, 80160, 80165, 80170, 81000, 80151, 80161, 80171, 81005, 81010, 81100, 81105, 81110, 81115, 81120, 81125, 82000, 82005, 82010, 82015, 82020, 82025, 82030, 82035, 81300, 81305, 81310, 81315, 81320, 81325, 81330, 81335, 81340, 81345, 81350, 81355, 81360, 82100, 82105, 82110, 82115, 82120, 82125, 82130, 82135, 82140, 82150, 82151, 82152, 82200, 82205, 82210, 82215, 82220, 82221, 82222, 82223, 82224, 82300, 82306, 82309, 82312, 82315, 82318, 82324, 82327, 82332
1 July 2020
Targeted diagnostic imaging
Select items across Mammography, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology and Computed Tomography.
55054, 55848, 55850, 56001, 56007, 56010, 56013, 56016, 56022, 56028, 56030, 56036, 56101, 56107, 56219, 56220, 56221, 56223, 56224, 56225, 56226, 56233, 56234, 56237, 56238, 56301, 56307, 56401, 56407, 56409, 56412, 56501, 56507, 56553, 56619, 56625, 56801, 56807, 57001, 57007, 57201, 57341, 57350, 57351, 57360, 57362, 59300, 59303, 59306, 59309, 59312, 59314, 59318, 60500, 60503, 60506, 60509, 61109
1 July 2020
Other GP services
A5 (Prolonged Attendances)
A6 (Group Therapy)
A7 (Acupuncture)
A11 (Urgent After Hours)
A14 (Health Assessments)
A15 (GP Management Plans)
A17 (Residential Management)
A18 (GP PIP)
A20 (GP Mental Health)
A22 (GP After Hours)
A27 (Pregnancy Support)
A30 (Telehealth)
160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 170, 171, 172, 193, 195, 197, 199, 597, 599, 701, 703, 705, 707, 715, 721, 723, 729, 731, 732, 735, 739, 743, 747, 750, 758,900, 903, 2497, 2501, 2503, 2504, 2506, 2507, 2509, 2517, 2518, 2521, 2522, 2525, 2526, 2546, 2547, 2552, 2553, 2558, 2559, 2700, 2701, 2712, 2713, 2715, 2717, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727, 5000, 5003, 5010, 5020, 5023, 5028, 5040, 5043, 5049, 5060, 5063, 5067, 5200, 5203, 5207, 5208, 5220, 5223, 5227, 5228, 5260, 5263, 5265, 5267, 4001, 2100, 2122, 2125, 2126, 2137, 2138, 2143, 2147, 2179, 2195, 2199, 2220,