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Page last updated: 07 April 2020

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From 6 April 2020:
Bulk-billing: Health providers can apply their usual billing practices to telehealth consultations. It is a legislative requirement that the service must be bulk-billed where the service is provided to a concessional or vulnerable patient or a child under 16 at the time the service is provided. For all other patients, the service may be bulk-billed.

Specialists: 22 new MBS items have been introduced for telehealth and telephone services for consultant physicians, geriatricians and consultant psychiatrists. These mirror the existing services for consultant physicians (132 and 133), geriatricians (141 and 143) and consultant psychiatrists (289, 291, 293, 296, 348, 350 and 352).

The new items are included in the XML below, and on MBS Online.

Please note: The files listed on this page provide general information on the arrangements for the payment of Medicare benefits. These arrangements operate under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (as amended). These files are not legal documents, and, in cases of discrepancy, the legislation is the source for payments of Medicare benefits.

Click here to find out what legislation covers the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Data File (XML) updated 6 April 2020

6 April 2020 XML
From 6 April 2020 new MBS items to support the response to COVID-19 can be claimed. For details visit the 6 April 2020 News page.

From 1 April 2020 new Pathology MBS items, including Pathology COVID-19 MBS items can be claimed. For details visit the 1 April 2020 News page.

Data File (XML) updated 6 April 2020

File typeDownload optionsNotes
MBS XML file as at 6 April 2020MBS XML File (XML 8,382 KB)
XML help page
Includes 22 new COVID-19 specialist items
Relative Value Guide (RVG)RVG File (TXT 16 KB)Last updated 30 January 2020
MBS Historical Information DocumentationItem Map (TXT 1,586 KB)
Item Descriptors (TXT 4,595 KB)
Re-use Item Map (TXT 17 KB)
MBS Explanatory Documentation (PDF 660 KB)

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