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

Page last updated: 21 May 2019

The 1 July 2019 MBS files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) can now be downloaded from the July 2019 downloads page.

Deleted Items
899 901 905 906 2095 2144 2180 2193

Description Amended
111 117 120 55221 55222 55244 55246

New Notes
IN.1.1 IN.1.2


Indexation to all GP, specialist and allied health attendances, and therapeutic and procedural items
From 1 July 2019, a 1.6% increase will apply to all GP, specialist and allied health attendances. Therapeutic and procedural items will also be indexed. Further information on the items to be indexed can be found at http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-MedicareIndexationSchedule

Deep Vein Thrombosis Ultrasound Item Changes
Claiming restrictions have been added to items 55244 and 55246 (and NK equivalents) to prevent these items being claimed for the same patient on the same day. The Explanatory Notes for these items have also been amended to include reference to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists' Choosing Wisely recommendations about deep vein thrombosis. Note – there was an error in the revised descriptor for item 55244 in the XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP files originally released. This has now been corrected in those files. MBS Online will reflect the correct descriptor from 1 July 2019.