The December 2015 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 21 November 2015

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

Click here to find out what legislation covers the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

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Publications (December 2015 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,626KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,143KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,227KB)
904 pages1 December 2015 File amended 21 November 2015. For details visit the December 2015 Latest News page.
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,514KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,643KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 270KB)
185 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,208KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 413KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 90KB)
49 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,667KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,291KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 558KB)
346 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,293KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 497KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 94KB)
56 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,160KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,480KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 200KB)
159 pages1 December 2015 File amended 21 November 2015. For details visit the December 2015 Latest News page.
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,386KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,131KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 187KB)
114 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,230KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 358KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 82KB)
44 pages1 December 2015 File amended 21 November 2015. For details visit the December 2015 Latest News page.
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,897KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 785KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 146KB)
116 pages.
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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 pages
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 879KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 260KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 66KB)
48 pages
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Data File (XML) Updated 17 November 2015

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8637 KB)
(ZIP 392 KB)
1 December 2015 File amended 17 November 2015. For details visit the December 2015 Latest News page.
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 27 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
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