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The following is the Latest News for MBS Online.

Page last updated: 18 October 2019

The 1 November 2019 MBS XML file and MBS Book files are available to download


The 14 September 2019 MBS files (DOC, PDF and ZIP) and Revised XML are available to download

14 September 19


The 1 August 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are available to download

01 August 19


The 1 July 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 July 19


The 1 May 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 May 19


The 1 April 2019 MBS files (XML, PDF, DOC and ZIP) are now available to download

01 April 19


The 1 March 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC,PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 March 19


The 1 February 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 February 19


The 1 January 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 January 19


The 1 December 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 December 18


The 1 November 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 November 18


The 1 September 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 September 18


Changes to record-keeping requirements under the Health Insurance Act from 1 July 2018

01 July 18


The 1 July 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 July 18


The 1 May 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 May 18


Questions and Answers – New MBS urgent after-hours Items starting on 1 March 2018

01 March 18


The 1 March 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 March 18


The 1 February 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 February 18


The 1 January 2018 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 January 18


The 1 December 2017 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download


The 1 November 2017 files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download


The 1 October 2017 files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download

01 October 17


The 1 September 2017 files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download


Changes to MBS Items and Policy

A number of fact sheets outlining changes to MBS items and policy have been added to the MBS Online website.


The 1 July 2017 files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download


The 1 May 2017 files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download


The 1 February 2017 XML file is now available to download


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

01 December 16


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

01 November 16


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

01 July 16


Norfolk Island Residents are eligible for Medicare from 1 July 2016

01 July 16


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.