The April 2015 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 02 June 2015

Current Update
The 1 April 2015 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.

As announced by subscriber email in July 2014, the ASCII file was discontinued commencing February 2015. The XML file contains the same information as the ASCII file and will continue to be supported. You can sign up for announcements relating to changes to MBS files on the MBSOnline subscription page.

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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Publications (April 2015 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,320KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,023KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,214KB)
898 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,486KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,624KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 263KB)
184 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,198KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 405KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (88KB)
50 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,629KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,216KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 547KB)
342 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,295KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 488KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 92KB)
57 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,068KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,472KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 199KB)
159 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,370KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,107KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 180KB)
114 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,028KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 335KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 79KB)
45 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,899KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 778KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 145KB)
116 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
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Other Schedules

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Allied Health ScheduleAllied Health Schedule (PDF 1,427KB)
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 122KB)
76 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 778KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 217KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 54KB)
33 pages1 April 2015 File amended 30 March. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
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Data File (XML)

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8687 KB)
(ZIP 389 KB)
1 April 2015 File amended 27 March 2015. For details visit the April 2015 Latest News page.
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 27 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
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