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Page last updated: 07 January 2015

Removal of obsolete Medicare Benefits Schedule items

01 July 16


The 1 May 2016 MBS files are now available to download

01 May 16


The 1 April 2016 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download


Implementation arrangements for lipectomy items

Implementation arrangements for 1 January 2016 amendments to lipectomy items


The 1 January 2016 MBS files are now available

The 1 January 2016 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download


The 1 December 2015 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available to download.

01 December 15


The 1 November 2015 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF, ZIP) are now available

01 November 15


The 1 September 2015 MBS XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP files are now available

01 September 15


The 1 July 2015 MBS XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP files are now available

01 July 15


The 1 April 2015 MBS files are now available

01 April 15


GP co-payment not to proceed

03 March 15


GP changes not to proceed

15 January 15


The 1 January 2015 MBS files are now available

01 January 15


Medicare Safety Net Thresholds from 1 January 2015

01 January 15


The 1 November 2014 MBS files are now available

01 November 14


Medicare Health Assessments: MBS Items 701-707 and 715

27 August 14

Medicare Health Assessments: MBS Items 701-707 and 715


The 1 August 2014 MBS files are now available

01 August 14


The 1 July 2014 MBS files are now available

01 July 14


Update to data specifications for ASCII file from 1 July 2014 – incorporating Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) derived fee fields

15 April 14


Telehealth financial incentives cease on 30 June 2014

01 April 14


The 1 April 2014 MBS files now available

19 March 14


The 1 March 2014 MBS files now available

15 February 14


The 1 January 2014 MBS files now available

03 December 13


The 1 December 2013 MBS files now available

29 November 13


The 1 November 2013 MBS (PDF, DOC and ZIP) files now available

02 October 13


Update to data specifications for ASCII & XML files from 1 November 2013 – incorporating Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) fields

29 August 13


The 1 October 2013 MBS files - now available for download

29 August 13


The 1 July 2013 MBS files - now available for download

31 May 13


Medicare Benefits Indexation Realigned to the Financial Year

17 May 13

As a result of a decision in the 2013-14 Budget, the indexation of the MBS is being realigned with the financial year.


Changes to the EMSN Threshold from 1 January 2015

16 May 13

The Government announced as part of the 2013-14 Budget that the general (upper) Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN) threshold will be increased to $2,000 on 1 January 2015.


The 1 May 2013 MBS files - now available for download

28 March 13


The 1 March 2013 MBS files - now available for download

31 January 13


The 1 January 2013 MBS files - now available for download

30 November 12


The 1 December MBS files are now available

26 November 12


The 1 November 2012 RTF, PDF & ZIP files - now available

11 October 12


The July 2012 MBS files are now available for download - incorporating 1 August amendment for DI and Pathology

31 May 12


The May 2012 MBS files are now available for download

19 April 12


1 May 2012 ASCII and XML files - now available for download

03 April 12


EXTENDED - MEDICARE ITEMS FOR MRI SERVICES FOR PATIENTS WITH PIP IMPLANTS

10 March 12


Patient Episode Initiation (PEI) Fees for Tissue Pathology Item 72838, 72827 and 72828

08 December 11


1 November 2011 MBS files are now available

06 October 11


1 July 2011 MBS files are now available

17 June 11


The Increased Medicare Compliance Audits Initiative

21 April 11

The Health Insurance Amendment (Compliance) Act 2011 took effect on 9 April 2011.