MBS Online

Page last updated: 21 July 2020

MBS Online contains the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), a listing of the Medicare services subsidised by the Australian government.

The Schedule is part of the wider Medicare Benefits Scheme managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Services Australia. MBS Online contains the latest MBS information and is updated as changes to the MBS occur.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert:

Further information on how the Australian Government is monitoring and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is available at
https://www.health.gov.au/ .

Temporary MBS telehealth and telephone items are available to support the response to
Coronavirus (COVID-19). Fact sheets with further information on these items can be found at Temporary telehealth items .

MBS Reviews Taskforce:

MBS Review Taskforce has considered how more than 5,700 Medicare services can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice and improve health outcomes for patients. The Taskforce held its last meeting on 30 June 2020 and is now in the final stages of its review of the MBS.

Medical Costs Finder

The Medical Costs Finder is an online tool. It lets you find out more about the cost of specialist medical services.It covers common services in and out of hospital that patients want to know more about. We will continue to add more services over time.The tool’s results are based on the most recent publicly available Government data about what people have paid for medical services.

AskMBS Email Advice Service for Providers

AskMBS responds to enquiries from providers of services listed on the MBS seeking advice on interpretation of MBS items (including those for dental, pathology and diagnostic imaging), explanatory notes and associated legislation. This advice is primarily to assist health professionals, practice managers and others to understand and comply with MBS billing requirements.

If you have a query relating exclusively to interpretation of the Schedule, you should email askmbs@health.gov.au

If you are seeking advice in relation to Medicare billing, claiming, payments or obtaining a provider number, please contact Services Australia on the Provider Enquiry Line - 13 21 50

AskMBS have an advisories page summarising responses to frequently asked questions on specific subject areas.