The March 2012 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 31 January 2012

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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Complete MBS - excluding Dental Services 853 pages(PDF 3884 KB)(RTF 18524 KB)(ZIP 1175 KB)Complete MBS incorporating MRI Services for patients with PIP Implants (PDF 76 KB)
Medicare Benefits Schedule by Category
Category 1 - Attendances 157 pages(PDF 760 KB)(RTF 3342 KB)(ZIP 242 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures 53 pages(PDF 278 KB)(RTF 881 KB)(ZIP 89 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures 342 pages(PDF 1581 KB)(RTF 9630 KB)(ZIP 558 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services 54 pages(PDF 261 KB)(RTF 1039 KB)(ZIP 93 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services 153 pages(PDF 622 KB)(RTF 2875 KB)(ZIP 174 KB)MRI Services for patients with PIP Implants (PDF 76 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services 111 pages(PDF 534 KB)(RTF 2064 KB)(ZIP 175 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services 47 pages(PDF 239 KB)(RTF 728 KB)(ZIP 80 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services 106 pages(PDF 607 KB)(RTF 1526 KB)(ZIP 151 KB)
Other Schedules
Allied Health Schedule 72 pages(PDF 275 KB)(RTF 1261 KB)(ZIP 111 KB)
Dental Services Schedule 65 pages(PDF 184 KB)(RTF 1575 KB)(ZIP 83 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule 37 pages(PDF 154 KB)(RTF 346 KB)(ZIP 46 KB)

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(TXT 2384 KB)(ZIP 338 KB)1 March 2012 1 March 2012 changes.
12 March 2012 MRI Services for patients with PIP implants.
See 1 March 2012 changes article outlining these amendments.
File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012.
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 14 KB)
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(XML 8185 KB)(ZIP 369 KB)1 March 2012 1 March 2012 changes.
12 March 2012 MRI Services for patients with PIP implants.
See 1 March 2012 changes article outlining these amendments.
File amended to incorporate 3 new Pathology items and 6 amended Pathology item description changes effective 1 May 2012.
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