The 1 January 2013 MBS files - now available for download

Page last updated: 30 November 2012

All MBS files can now be downloaded from the 1 January 2013 downloads page.


Amendment to 1 January 2013 ASCII and XML files



The 1 January MBS ASCII and XML files were amended 17 December 2012 to incorporate additional changes to Pathology and Allied Health items.

The amended software files can be downloaded from the 1 January 2013 downloads page.

The following changes will take effect from 1 January 2013:



Summary Of Changes


Category 6 – Pathology Groups P1 to P11 – Fee decreases

The fees for the items in these pathology groups, except for the vitamin D testing items 66608 and 66609, have been decreased by 0.67%.

The fees for items 66608 and 66609 have been decreased by $3.50. The date of effect for the fee decreases is 1 January 2013.

The fee decreases are to recover the amount of 2011/12 expenditure incurred over the agreed 2011/12 funding cap in the Pathology
Funding Agreement. The Pathology Funding Agreement governs the Australian Government outlays for pathology services and
specifies the action to be taken when the yearly caps are exceeded or not achieved. The Pathology Funding Agreement’s signatories,
the Australian Government (represented by the Department of Health and Ageing), the Australian Association of Pathology Practices,
the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the National Coalition of Public Pathology agreed to the percentage decrease
that would apply to the fees in the table.

New Items
113 114 384 2799 3003 6004

Amended Description
4 20 24 35 37 43 47 51 58 59 60 65 92 93 95 96 99 112 149 195
288 389 414 415 416 417 2122 2125 2137 2138 2147 2179 2199 2220 2503 2506 2509 2518 2522 2526
2553 2559 2610 2613 2616 2631 2633 2635 2673 2675 2677 2723 2727 2820 3015 5003 5010 5023 5028 5043
5049 5063 5067 5220 5223 5227 5228 5260 5263 5265 5267 6016 17609 82000 82005 82010 82015 82020 82025 82030
82035 82150 82151 82152 82220 82221 82222

EMSN Change
13200 13201 13202 13203 13206 13209 13210 13212 13215 13218 13221 13251 14201 14202 16399 16400 16401 16404 16406 16500
16501 16502 16504 16505 16508 16509 16511 16512 16514 16515 16518 16519 16520 16522 16525 16527 16528 16564 16567 16570
16571 16573 16590 16591 16600 16603 16606 16609 16618 16624 16627 16633 16636 32500 32520 32522 42702 45560 55700 55701
55702 55703 55704 55705 55706 55707 55708 55709 55710 55711 55712 55713 55714 55715 55716 55717 55718 55719 55720 55721
55722 55723 55724 55725 55726 55727 55729 55730 55762 55763 55764 55765 55766 55767 55768 55769 55770 55771 55772 55773
55774 55775 82100 82105 82110 82115 82130 82135 82140