The March 2019 Medicare Benefits Schedule

Page last updated: 13 March 2019

Current Update
The 1 March 2019 Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) files (XML, DOC, PDF and ZIP) are now available to download. For details visit the March 2019 Latest News 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 (Updated 13 March 2019)

Medicare Benefits Schedules (Complete MBS and MBS by Category)

PublicationPublication download optionsNumber of pagesNotes
Complete MBSComplete MBS (PDF 17,888 KB)
Complete MBS (DOC 10,286 KB)
Complete MBS (ZIP 1,194 KB)
1,344 pagesRevised to included new items 899, 901, 905, 906, 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193; new Notes AN.7.28 and AN.30.2; amended fee of item 51011; 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193; new Notes AN.7.28 and AN.30.2; Revised Explanatory Notes AN.35.1 and AN.35.2 on 13 March 2019
Category 1 - AttendancesCategory 1 - Attendances (PDF 4,454 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (DOC 2,371 KB)
Category 1 - Attendances (ZIP 302 KB)
316 pagesRevised to include new items 899, 901, 905, 906, 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193; new Notes AN.7.28 and AN.30.2; 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193; new Notes AN.7.28 and AN.30.2; Revised Explanatory Notes AN.35.1 and AN.35.2 on 13 March 2019
Category 2 - Diagnostic ProceduresCategory 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (PDF 1,343 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (DOC 444 KB)
Category 2 - Diagnostic Procedures (ZIP 82 KB)
81 pages
Category 3 - Therapeutic ProceduresCategory 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (PDF 7,631 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (DOC 4,177 KB)
Category 3 - Therapeutic Procedures (ZIP 480 KB)
482 pagesRevised to include amended fee of item 51011
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial ServicesCategory 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (PDF 1,228 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (DOC 426 KB)
Category 4 - Oral and Maxillofacial Services (ZIP 74 KB)
60 pages
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging ServicesCategory 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (PDF 3,314 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (DOC 1,594 KB)
Category 5 - Diagnostic Imaging Services (ZIP 183 KB)
239 pages
Category 6 - Pathology ServicesCategory 6 - Pathology Services (PDF 1,855 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (DOC 1,171 KB)
Category 6 - Pathology Services (ZIP 179 KB)
165 pages
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ServicesCategory 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (PDF 1,039 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (DOC 279 KB)
Category 7 - Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Services (ZIP 60 KB)
52 pages
Category 8 - Miscellaneous ServicesCategory 8 - Miscellaneous Services (PDF 1,970 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (DOC 800 KB)
Category 8 - Miscellaneous Services (ZIP 125 KB)
159 pages
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Data File (XML) updated 8 March 2019

File typeDownload optionsNotes
XML
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XML (7,661 KB)
ZIP (396 KB)
Revised to include new items 899, 901, 905, 906, 2095, 2144, 2180 and 2193; amended fee of 51011
Relative Value Guide (RVG)(TXT 15 KB)
MBS Historical Information Documentation (PDF 661 KB)

Item Map and Item Descriptors files revised on 6 March 2019
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