The November 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 07 November 2016

Current Update
The 1 November 2016 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files(XML, PDF, DOC, ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the November 2016 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 (November 2016 Update):

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 16,623 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 9,171 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,250 KB)
905 pages
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 3,610 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 1,676 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 271 KB)
192 pages
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,310 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 418 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 90 KB)
49 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,767 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,267 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 573 KB)
345 pages
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,293 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 491 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 92 KB)
56 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,151 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,474 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 199 KB)
159 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 2,385 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,114 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 182 KB)
115 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,019 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 348 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 78 KB)
41 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,880 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 771 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 143 KB)
115 pages
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Other Schedules

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Allied Health ScheduleAllied Health Schedule (PDF 1,427 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (DOC 666 KB)
Allied Health Schedule (ZIP 122 KB)
76 pages
Optometrical Benefits ScheduleOptometrical Benefits Schedule (PDF 810 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (DOC 218 KB)
Optometrical Benefits Schedule (ZIP 53 KB)
35 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 7 November 2016

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
XML help
(XML 8738 KB)
(ZIP 399 KB)
MBS Classification
CSV Specifications
(CSV 33 KB)
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 660 KB)


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