March 2020 XML files to support the response to COVID-19

Page last updated: 03 July 2020

Current Update
On 11 March 2020, the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced a $2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19 to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

UPDATE - This page is the most recent update (3 July 2020) to include a new XML file to correct the benefit for item 69477. The XML file (mbs xml 200317r.xml) has been released to include the correct benefit.
Further information for pathology items can be found on the COVID-19 Pathology fact sheet.


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.

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Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 11,614 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 10,583 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,235 KB)
1,396Does not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,623 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 2,482 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 339 KB)
356Does not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,135 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 434 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 81 KB)
81 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 4,689 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,209 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 488 KB)
492 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 879 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 430 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 60 KB)
60 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 2,161 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,599 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 188 KB)
233 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 1,624 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,060 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 156 KB)
151 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 761 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 277 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 50 KB)
52 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,814 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 944 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 104 KB)
184 pagesDoes not yet include COVID-19 items
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Data File (XML) updated 3 July 2020

File typeDownload optionsNotes
MBS file XML (8,039 KB) as at 3 July 2020


MBS file XML (8,039 KB) as at 27 May 2020

















MBS XML File (XML 8,382 KB) file as at 20 April 2020






MBS XML file (XML 8,383 KB) file as at 6 April 2020


MBS XML file (XML 8,383 KB) as at 1 April 2020
MBS XML 200317r


MBS XML 200317

















MBS XML 200420






MBS XML 200406


MBS XML 200401


Updated to correct benefit for item 69477.

This file as been removed and has been replaced by the file above.
This XML file (MBS XML 200317.xml) was updated on 27 May 2020 to include pathology items 69476 and 69477 which can be claimed for services provided between 13 March 2020 to 31 March 2020. For consistency, this XML is dated from 17 March 2020 to include the amendments to allow item 69485 to be claimed as a stand-alone test and is not required to be provided in conjunction with a test described in items 69494, 69495 or 69496.

For more information visit the 1 April 2020 News page




Removes bulk-billing requirement from specialist COVID-19 items
Includes two new bulk-billing incentives items
Includes 28 new specialist telehealth items


Includes 22 new specialist COVID-19 items




Amends pathology item 73336

XML help
MBS Historical Information DocumentationMBS Explanatory DocumentationLast updated 7 April 2016
Relative Value Guide (RVG) (TXT 16 KB)RVG Updated 1 November 2019
Item Map(TXT 1,586 KB)Item MapLast updated 1 April 2020
Item Descriptor(TXT 4,595 KB)Item DescriptorsLast updated 1 April 2020
Re use item map(TXT 17 KB)Re-use Item Map
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